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Montreuil National Centre for Dramatic Art

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Dominique Coulon et Associes
 
location Montreuil
function theatre
contributed by DCA

Alvaro Siza's 1993 master plan - with this state theatre at its heart - attempts to restructure Montreuil's centre, located east of Paris, following a crude refurbishment in the 1970s. Dominique Coulon has designed a building which mediates between the city centre - with its axis oriented to the Paris Bastille - and the rural environs. It is like a knot which joins spatial, geographical, urban and symbolic dimensions. In the entrance area, the ceiling above the reception desk has multiple folds, similar to a geological zone of convergence, where tectonic plates are on a collision course but manage to slide past each other. In the stairway, gyrating concrete volumes are bathed in Caravaggioesque light. Dark and light, empty and full, this red space expands horizontally, ultimately leading to the auditorium, and then contracts until it becomes lost in the darkness of the foyer.

 

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Montreuil National Centre for Dramatic Art
Address
Place Jean Jaures 10
France
http://www.nouveau-theatre-montreuil.com/
Project is public!
Opening hours THEATRE: Tuesday and Thursday, from 18.30. Monday, Friday, Saturday, from 19.30. Sunday, from 16.00. Wednesday, Closed. BAR RESTAURANT At the 1st Floor, Open: one hour before and after each show
How to get there? Metro : M9 Mairie de Montreuil. Bus : 122, 127.
Completion 2007
ArchitectDominique Coulon et Associes
Client City of Montreuil
 
Project ID 9711
Latitude/Longitude 48°51'45N 02°26'34E
Contributed by DCA
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