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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

New Calais conference centre in France by Arte Charpentier Architectes

 
January 8th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Arte Charpentier, the lead architect, will design the new Centre de Congrès et de Spectacles de Calais, in partnership with Abciss-Architectes, as part of a consortium led by the Rabot Dutilleul Group.

Arte Charpentier Architectes presented an ambitious plan for the major cultural facility, to be located on an 18,000 sqm oceanfront site. Featuring rounded contours, it is designed to make the most of the site’s exceptional views: the port to the east; the sea and spa district to the north; and to the south, the city and its historic monuments such as the Risban fort, lighthouse, watchtower and City Hall. The conference and performing arts centre is a strong iconic structure that will focus perspective, giving it more power without concealing the sea view and providing instant appeal to the waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

  • Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes 
  • Project: New Calais conference centre
  • Location: Calais, France
  • Software used: SketchUp, AutoCAD and 3ds Max
  • Team: Rabot Dutilleul Partenariats (consortium leader), CIPPER, Rabot Dutilleul Construction, Norlit, Sitex, Abciss-Architectes (Calais architect)
  • Engineering and design: PROJEX, Diagobat, Architecture Technique, AVEL Acoustique

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

The conference centre’s organic and dynamic architecture contrasts with the cubic, static structure of nearby buildings while staying within a specified maximum height of 15 metres. A single emerging element – made distinctive through its verticality, sleekness and height – serves as a key urban link between the terrace roof and the parvis, contributing to the building’s essential visibility from the sea, port and city.

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Because the project is also to be a living space and a pole of attraction designed for year-round use, it will include, among other things, two auditoriums including a large multifunctional space, a highly modular exhibition space, two hotels, conference rooms and extensive patios. The emphasis on the parvis is significant, as evidenced by the building’s transparency, the inclusion of a giant screen, and poetic nighttime lighting.

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

Image Courtesy © Arte Charpentier Architectes

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