The renovation and extension of this cultural facility has a multi-faceted programme: creation of convivial entrance hall, box office, bar restaurant, exhibitions and activities areas, workspaces, added to complete refurbishment of main auditorium. The project manages to turn the old Cinema into a bright, welcoming and lively place.
On a larger scale, this project has a strong impact and operates as a beacon. Facade metamorphosis is thought as a signal in the heterogeneous urban context and tries to resonate with the magic of Cinema.
Materials were chosen for their quality and delicacy (stone folds made of "Bleu de Savoie" marble panels with light honeycomb support, associated with gold anodized aluminium curtain wall). Building interacts with its environment, visual identity emerges, and eventually some timeless enchantment happens.