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  7. Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture

  • 02:00 - 21 February, 2014
Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture
Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo + 17

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Contemporary Twin

In the west neighborhood of Roubaix, inside a heritage site area, the restoration and extension of the music academy contribute to the urban renewal. In a well communicated area, the music academy promise to generate a big influence in the territory.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Until now not too visible, this public equipment required a strong work in his access. As well asthe restoration of the main building and the demolition of some walkways and volumes in the courtyard, the urban interface had been questioned. To settle down a will to open the building to the city, the idea was to create a big showcase, showing the intention of this cultural equipment in the heart of the city.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Paying attention to the quality of the historical surroundings, the extension adopt as a first point of reference the size of the current building.

Longitudinal Section 1
Longitudinal Section 1

His silhouette reproduce the existing geometry, following the principal line. An empty build to create new possibilities, different ways to cross, to occupy the space.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The high point of the project, the great height of the main hall is the special feature of the project. His silhouette is visible far away, by night and by day, a music academy working mainly from 16 to 20. His generous space offer a great fluidity for the users, keeping the old façade, now became an interior wall.

Longitudinal Section 2
Longitudinal Section 2

Three volumes, projected in the main garden, animate the new façade. Their difference depth sketch a new relation with the environment.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Symbols of the contemporary intervention, the three extrusion enhance the potential of this cultural center. The main elements of the program are linked to them.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture" 21 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/477780/music-academy-of-roubaix-zig-zag-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884