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The aim was to re-appropriate an abandoned stone quarry that had flooded during its years of neglect & turn it into a place of residence and exhi… Read More
The aim was to re-appropriate an abandoned stone quarry that had flooded during its years of neglect & turn it into a place of residence and exhibition for artists to show their work to the public, while revitalizing the neighboring town of Tercé, France. Read Less
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Centre d'Art et des Medias
CAMÉ is a platform for creation, experimentation and exposition dedicated to new artistic form and media. Its mission is to provide a space of work and contemplation for the artists in residence. During six months, the artists are invited to conceive and realize an artistic project that will then be presented to the public.

The artists can use their surroundings in any way they see fit via inspiration, installation, or other means. By this process the quarry and its surroundings become activated in a way that the area has not since the days of its excavation in the nineteenth century. The influx of visiters will, in turn, help revitalize the neighboring town of Tercé.
Artist studios are located underneath the roof of an abandoned saw mill. They are tied to existing concrete footings and reinforced in similar manner. The connecting walkways are floating, but tied down for stability.
Night view of the artist studios.
The housing units are nestled into the landscape, staggered and overlapping one another, to create a sense of community and oneness with the earth. The connecting paths are cut into the rock to further enhance this aim.
Plan view of some of the artist housing units.
View of some of the housing units.