Arte Charpentier Architectes Unveils Plans for Calais Congress Centre

Exterior plaza at night. Image ©

Nestled into the coastal landscape of Calais on the northern coast of France, Arte Charpentier Architectes have unveiled their design for the Congress Centre, a hub for cultural and social activity in the bustling city. Located along the English Channel, the centre will provide remarkable views of the water and ships entering the city’s commercial port. The curvilinear centre will mimic the lush green landscape while echoing the energy of the city with an asymmetrical, ethereal design which includes flexible public space, exhibition halls, meeting rooms, and two hotels all shrouded by an elegant curtain of glass.

Enter the Calais Cultural Centre with images and info after the break

Véolia Environnement Centre Est / Arte Charpentier Architectes

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Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes
Location: Rue Lionel Terray, Jonage,
Architect In Charge: Jérôme le Gall, Sylvie Levallois & Gregoire Mussat
Interiors: Edith Richard & Clémence Rabin Le Gall
Landscape : Nathalie Leroy
Area: 8,7oo sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Geraldine Bruneel, Paul Kozlowski

The Shanxi Grand Theater / Arte Charpentier Architectes

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The project of the Shanxi opera house in , designed by Arte Charpentier Architectes, is at the heart of challenges such as the rapid development of the city and imposing reflections on its planning and scope. Situated in the new district of Changfeng, in the heart of a green island, it participates in the creation of a new centrality for the city. More images and project description after the break.