PROGRAM // Design an equipment dedicated to contemporary and emerging music, assembling together 2 performing show halls (1200, 400 places), 16 recording andtraining studios, spaces for digital experimentation, offices, and welcoming public spaces.
PROJECT// On the “île de Nantes”, La Fabrique takes place on one side of the previous Dubigeon warehouse, near the Alstom warehouse ( the upcomingcentre of the “Quartier de la Création”) and the old shipyard turned to great gardens.
This context gave TETRARC the opportunity to gather the recalls of a place abandoned by History and remind us that Culture is continuum made of sedimentation & fertile rediscovery.
History of places made of industrial warehouses.
History of the techniques that built them, when science and aesthetic meet upto create a new beauty.
History of the ships built with the strength skills and talents of theworkers.
History of artists whose eyes felt on this universe, from Monet, painter ofthe brand new steel structures, to the Becher who used to forgotten metallic shapes.
Again,History of the industrial production organization which enable toplace under the same roof an experimental workshop, an assembly line,a rectification workshop, an export site ; all those as a livingpicture of the concept of flexibility.
The project is made of 3 distinct elements. First, the 400 Hall (withoffices upon it) then the 1200 Hal : two parts connected by a public Hall inserted in the concrete post frame of the Hall Dubigeon. Finally the studios take place in a volume suspended above an oldair-raid shelter.