Website Verrier de Meisenthal / SO-IL + FREAKS Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Hidden within the bucolic panorama of Northern Vosges Pure Park, Website Verrier de Meisenthal is a publicly funded lively cultural heart in a historic glass manufacturing unit courting again to the 18th century.
Three impartial but interrelated establishments: the glass museum (Musée du Verre et du cristal) – a dwelling reminiscence tracing the historical past of glass on the web site; the CIAV (Centre Worldwide d’Artwork Verrier) – a global glass artwork heart the place conventional craftsmanship meets modern practices; and the Cadhame (Halle verrière) – a multidisciplinary cultural area internet hosting artwork installations, happenings and concert events are sited at various ground ranges. Our intervention unifies them to outline a recent institutional id in dialogue with an industrial heritage.
An undulating poured-in-place concrete floor alludes to glass manufacturing because it unites the buildings. The floor capabilities as roof, ceiling, and wall, connecting the buildings’ floor flooring to border a public plaza. New capabilities are sensitively launched beneath and over this floor, together with places of work, workshop areas, a restaurant and restaurant.
Present constructing capabilities are reimaged and prolonged: the manufacturing unit corridor is given a brand new entrance on a beforehand unused basement ground and a 500-seat black field theater that may be reconfigured as a theater with standing room for 700 or opened right into a live performance corridor for 3,000.
The brand new public area heightens civic consciousness of the historic web site and in addition introduces a extremely versatile venue for out of doors theater, concert events, and seasonal festivities.