Articles on Culture Centre

Conservatoire by Jakob+MacFarlane. Photo Judith Bormand.
 

Jakob+MacFarlane coordinates a love triangle between dance, music and architecture

NOISY-LE-SEC – The Conservatoire, in the vicinity of the media centre and the theatre, opens up to the city centre and starts a dialogue about the cultural future of the area.

Naiipa Art Complex by Stu/D/O. Photo Pirak Anurakyawachon
 

Stu/D/O hides the architecture in plain sight

BANGKOK – On one of the main business streets of Bangkok, comes a mixed-use art complex playing hide and seek with the trees.

The building is formed from interlocking volumes that create a seamless, flexible program.
 

Manuelle Gautrand opens a new forum to the Saint-Louis Community

SAINT-LOUIS – A new cultural centre articulates the various contexts of its Alsatian town.

Cultuurhuis De Klinker by Atelier PRO provides a variety of activities to make the community feel involved.
 

Atelier PRO defines a cultural hub to unite a community through architecture

WINSCHOTEN – Marrying a medley of functions for the greater good of the community, Cultuurhuis De Klinker provides the ideal space for people to come together.

Anodised aluminium sunshades mounted on a chassis envelope the building’s cross-braced concrete beam structure.
 

Périphériques wraps a library façade with undulating lines

ST PAUL – A media library articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion's west coast.

The Finns’ building techniques, crafts, history, traditions and folklore permeate the Torsby Finnskogscentrum.
 

Bornstein Lyckefors pays tribute to slash-and-burn-farmers

TORSBY – Nestled in a Swedish forest, an old school now houses the new museum completed by Bornstein Lyckefors that is dedicated to a local tradition.

The extension adds additional lobby space to the narrow corridor that restricted the existing atrium.
 

Manuelle Gautrand Architecture's theatre culminates in black comedy

BÉTHUNE – Manuelle Gautrand completes drama centre over twenty years in the making with an extension housing rehearsal and administrative spaces.

Dance studios and library are located toward the east side of the building overlooking the valley, while lecture and administrative spaces are niched behind.
 

The cultural centre by Ateliers O-S takes off from its base

PARIS – For just over a decade, the Parisian practice has been playing with massive, cantilevered boxes, yet it would seem at least a few latent thoughts have finally found their …

The ridges of the ribbon's surface transition smoothly into brise-soleil toward the roof, converging over the main convention hall.
 

10 Design's mixed-use development integrates the civic and the commercial

ZHUHAI – The first of several multi-purpose complexes commissioned to 10 Design by burgeoning Chinese municipalities opens in Zhuhai.

The building’s concave outer walls embrace its interior and define three distinct exterior spaces for gathering and circulation.
 

Jeanne Gang shares her thoughts on Studio Gang's Arcus Centre

KALAMAZOO – Kalamazoo College worked in collaboration with Chicago-based architects Studio Gang to provide a space for the community to engage in open discussion of social justice …

Väven occupies a waterfront block and another lying just to the north, creating a link between the existing street grid and the redeveloped river walk.
 

Väven by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter

UMEÅ – The designers named the complex Väven after the Swedish word meaning 'weave'; a fitting metaphor for the confluence of so many distinct programs under one roof.

The main feature of the new structure is its laminated-wood canopy.
 

Festival Hall by Ackermann + Raff

NECKARTAILFINGEN – The new village festival hall in Neckartailfingen redirects public life towards the riverfront.