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Limoges Courthouse / ANMA

09:00 - 21 January, 2018
Limoges Courthouse / ANMA, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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  • Architects

  • Location

    23 Place Winston Churchill, 87000 Limoges, France
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Nicolas Michelin, Cyril Trétout, Michel Delplace
  • ANMA Team

    Hélène Galifer , Alice Perugini , Emmanuel Vinet , Guillaume Ribay , Juliette Chourrout, Iliana Genova, Melaine David, Emilien Lavice, Adèle Clin-Cassagne, Kevin Viel, Olivia Samit, Vivien Corre
  • Area

    5919.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture

03:00 - 30 June, 2015
Housing in Limoges / BVL Architecture, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects

06:00 - 11 May, 2015
AD Classics: Limoges Concert Hall / Bernard Tschumi Architects, Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects
Courtesy of 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 Architects Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects Digital section model demonstrating structural systems and the multiple layers of enclosure. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects + 8