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  7. Esma-Cinecreatis / Babled Nouvet Reynaud

Esma-Cinecreatis / Babled Nouvet Reynaud

  • 01:00 - 13 April, 2014
Esma-Cinecreatis / Babled Nouvet Reynaud
Esma-Cinecreatis / Babled Nouvet Reynaud, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 16

  • Project Manager

    Arnaud Ledu
  • Construction economist

  • Structural engineer

  • Acoustical engineer

  • Fire safety

  • Construction engineer

  • Construction companies

    Excover, Cotro, Soprema, HP, Hydromineral, BecConcept, Aucher
  • Client

  • Cost

    6350000 €
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© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Text description provided by the architects. The ESMA-CINECREATIS program gathers together an animated film school and a student residence.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

It is part of the redevelopment of Nantes former shipyards, the parc des chantiers navals and takes its place among the former shipbuilding infrastructures and their ‘building set’ filled with ramps, boat slipways and booms.


The building is composed of a two levels plinth taking up the whole plot of land and a plain volume rising at around 32 m, and corresponding the Titans cranes characterizing this bank of the Loire river, facing the 18th centuryquai de la Fosse.

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

The socle volume offers a geography connecting the school program with principal orientations of the site : it is hollowed out by a double patio marking the entrance ; it opens a single wide window as a display of the school towards the parc des chantiers ; the third floor cafeteria opens onto a large terrace facing a broad panorama toward the River and the City.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

To address this widely open landscape and the tall figures that appear here and there, its architecture resorts to very few materials and implementation details, both rustic and sophisticated (raw concrete facades and mineral coating, even widows spans, large aluminium frames with embrasured widow ledges, interior reflecting curtains).

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

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Cite: "Esma-Cinecreatis / Babled Nouvet Reynaud" 13 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884