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Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

France Architecture News - Oct 8, 2018 - 03:25   6300 views

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Paris-based architecture firm Ateliers O-S architectes has completed the extension of an old theater in the suburb of Paris, France, which aims to transform the neighborhood with an urban, cultural and social point of view.

Called CAC Theatre, the architects has restructured and expanded an old theater built in 1988 by Mr. Daniel Gay architects in Cachan. The existing theater was inaugurated in 1989 to the public. 

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

The building appears as a simple volume, made up of two overlapping entities. A first transparent volume disconnects the project from the ground: it is the foyer, open and lively, offering a set of openings and revealing the inner volume. A second mineral volume composed of terracotta elements, stands over the first volume and envelopes the project as a stage curtain.

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

The entrance of the Theatre, as an outstretched hand that prompts and guides visitors, is marked by a fold that pace the length of the façade.

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

The new project is organized around the existing and central auditorium. On the ground floor, a generous reception area structures the whole distribution with the two auditoriums, the cafeteria and the exhibition space.

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

The new 250 seats auditorium fits behind the existing one in order to share the new technical spaces and facilitate the flow of actors, technicians and logistic staff.

The overall image of the project is conceived as a technological and functional tool that confirms the dynamism of the city of Cachan, for the sake of architectural and landscape quality.

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Ateliers O-S architectes expands an old theater in Paris' suburb

Project facts

Location: 21 Avenue Louis Georgeon, 94230 Cachan 

Competition: October 2011

Deadline works: April 2014

Delivery: October 2017 (2011 contest)

Budget: 11 970 000 €  HT excluding taxes (including € 1,375,464.8 in scenic equipment)

Surface: 

Created areas: 3323.6 m² su

Restructured surfaces: 1237 m² su

Client: CA Val de Bièvre, Etablissement Public Territorial – Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre


Architects 

Ateliers O-S Architectes (mandataire)

Architectes: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc et Gaël Le Nouëne

Chefs de projets: Marine Bouhin, Etienne Pellier


Consultant

Nicolas ing (Services engineer)

Batiserf (Structural engineer

Ducks Scéno (scenographer)

JP Lamoureux (acoustician)

Emma Blanc Landscaping

All images © Cyrille Weiner

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