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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.

‘Henri Dutilleux’ Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts in Lukas, France by Dominique coulon & associés

 
January 27th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dominique  coulon  & associés

The building is located in the upper part of the town. It backs onto the woods, forming the final outlying limit of the built-up area. Echoing the open landscape, it faces to Belfort Lion on the hilltop opposite. In this strong context, the building offers its solidity, an almost opaque mass of grey concrete.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos)
  • Project: ‘Henri Dutilleux’ Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts
  • Location: 1 Rue Paul Koepfler, 90000 Belfort, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Architects assistants: Guillaume Wittmann, Lukas Unbekandt
  • Construction site supervision: Steve Letho Duclos, Lukas Unbekand
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Electrical Engineer: BEE.FL
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: Solares Bauen
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro Sound Project
  • Program: 32 classrooms, 6 collective classrooms, 4 rehearseal collective rooms, 4 Studios
  • Auditorium: 140 seats, Amphitheater: 70 seats, Dance Hall, Media library, Drama room, Percussion room
  • Surface: 3895 m2
  • Budget: 6 326 000 € H.T
  • Schedule:
    • Competition: Février 2011
    • Plans and technical phases: From april 2011 to june 2012
    • Construction: From june 2012 to september 2015
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Cinema4D, Vray

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

The surface of the mass has an unusual texture, hinting at plants or the veins in marble. It has been achieved by drip painting in two shades of blue. The drips of paint lend depth and thickness to the skin of the building. The surfaces vibrate in the light, apparently in motion – matter ceases to be static.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

The concrete monolith exudes an enigmatic presence. Only the volume of the dance room seems to be looking at the Lion, constructed in 1879 as a symbol of resistance to the enemy. The building condenses a programme with very varied volumes. The building contains two auditoriums, a theatre, a large dance room, a library, classrooms, administrative offices, and a host of studios with very varied volumes and areas. The acoustic of each studio is designed to suit one specific instrument.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

The areas appear to fit into each other. Empty areas are hollowed out of this compact mass, creating relationships between the different levels. The entrance hall is on an unexpected scale. The library seems to be suspended, marking out the cross-section and serving as a giant deflector. The central patio is the darkest area. Its colour and its negative drip design reverse the codes of the outer envelope. It is the ultimate expression of density.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

Image Courtesy © Dominique Coulon & associés

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