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Le Temps Machine / Moussafir Architectes Associés

Le Temps Machine / Moussafir Architectes Associés

© Hervé Abbadie© Jérôme Ricolleau© Jérôme Ricolleau© Jérôme Ricolleau+ 23

Joué-lès-Tours, France
  • Partner Engineers:Batiserf, AYDA, Bureau Michel Forgue, LBE, A&T
  • Design Team:Jacques Moussafir, Nicolas Hugoo, Alexis duquennoy, narumi Kang, sofie reynaert, Jérôme Hervé, Virginie Prie
  • City:Joué-lès-Tours
  • Country:France
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© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

Ideas & Objectives
The former Joué-lès-tours youth center was a blocky, opaque, inward-looking building that failed to interact with the surrounding public space and no longer met current standards and requirements.

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

The architectural design for the new music facility responds to a three-fold objective:
-To open the building up to its surroundings
-To improve the way the opaque block integrates with existing buildings
-To emphasize the festive dimension of the facility by making a unique architectural statement.

© Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

Composition & Experimentation
to improve its contextual integration, we have divided the structure into two parts functioning in different registers: a determinedly horizontal 2m50 tall concrete and glass base housing a fluid, open interior space, and a roof with the three main components of the design brief (the two performance areas and the resource center) bursting through it like opaque excrescences.

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This duality is emphasized by the use of contrasting materials: hard on the inside (raw concrete, glass, stainless steel) and soft on the outside (a membrane stretched over exterior insulation materials).

© Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

Volume & Sensation
With its complex volumetrics and textured outer surface, the new building stands out like a beacon in the urban landscape. the contradictory image we were aiming at is one of a unique yet familiar object that is challenging
and yet invites appropriation: a sculptural design that refers to nothing that already exists, but which users can easily engage with, both in functional and symbolic terms.

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Project location

Address:Parvis Miles Davis 49 Rue des Martyrs 37300 Joué-lès-Tours, Francia

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Cite: "Le Temps Machine / Moussafir Architectes Associés" 15 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/332497/le-temps-machine-moussafir-architectes-associes> ISSN 0719-8884
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