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Limoges: The Latest Architecture and News

Limoges Courthouse / ANMA

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Limoges, France
  • Architects: ANMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5919
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Technal, 3A Composites, AMS, BERNARDAUD, DISPANO, +4
  • Professionals: Peutz & Associes

Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture

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Limoges, France

AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects

For those familiar with the more canonical work of Bernard Tschumi, the Limoges Concert Hall may seem a puzzlingly conventional departure from the radical, intensively theoretical projects that introduced the world to the Swiss architect. In one sense, the visual clarity of the design doesn’t provoke the same complex discourses on architectural violence and eroticism that guided his early-career pursuits, and it is certainly a more functional evolution of his polemic on non-programmatic space that was famously exhibited at Parc de la Villete. In another sense, the concept and form of Limoges aren't anything novel, either, emerging almost in its entirety from a concert hall prototype Tschumi developed in the late 1990s for a similar venue at Rouen. But Limoges is important for other reasons: in addition to its thoughtful material and spatial choices, it is one of the more articulate illustrations of Tschumi’s explorations of movement and enclosure—“vectors and envelopes”—that inform much of his recent work.

The mass of the auditorium is distributed onto thin columns that penetrate the foyer. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi ArchitectsCourtesy of Bernard Tschumi ArchitectsDigital section model demonstrating structural systems and the multiple layers of enclosure. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi ArchitectsCourtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects+ 8