Archipel Theater

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The theater makes
the theater makes a difference
makes the landscape with its wired pergolas
its eternal umbrella pines
eternal
makes vistas by stopping them before they self-destruct
transversal, the theater
captures the landscape
captures the vistas
from the historic city only in sequences
the theater makes the skyline
from the entrance of the city
into a question about history
the theater makes a district
something that has begun
and that one doesn't quite know how to finish...
but above all
the theater forms an attraction
an encounter
a crossroads
the theater expresses contradictions... to express them
and, like Sisyphus, constantly tries to resolve them
the theater flaunts the colors of experience
of tradition
of people
the theater makes a difference through different faces
different attitudes
different environments
the theater continues to make Perpignan
Catalonia through its colors and stances
the theater makes a rendez-vous with different cultures and eras
Jean Nouvel

STATUS Built
LOCATION Perpignan, France
DATES
COMPETITION 2005
BUILT PERMIT 2007
BUILDING WORK 2008 / 2011
CLIENT Studies until call of tenders: City of Perpignan
CONSTRUCTION PPP: AUXIFIP / AGIR
FIRM F. Fondeville SA
TYPE OF COMMISSION
Full design services (construction document 1)
PROGRAM
Theatre including a modular theater from 600 to 800 and 1100 seats, a 400-seat experimental theater, a rehearsal room, dressing rooms, offices, bar, building for stocking scenery
NET FLOOR AREA 8200 m2
ARCHITECTURAL TEAM
ASSOCIATED ARCHITECT
MÉTRA+ASSOCIÉS - Brigitte Métra, associated architect
PROJECT LEADERS
Architects Métra et Associés:Schematic design: Barbara Fetz
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Alberto Rubin Pedrazzo
CONSTRUCTION Valérie Mascunan, Olivier Foucher
ARCHITECTS Competition: Architects AJN: Claude Godefroy, Sylvie Erard, Mathieu Forest, Qiang Zou
ARCHITECT METRA ET ASSOCIES Gaël Le Nouenne
STUDIES Architectes Métra et Associés: Barbara Fetz, Pascal Grasso, Francesca Portesine, Alberto Rubin Pedrazzo, Samuel Concas, Diana Betancourt
Constrution: Architectes Métra et Associés: Thibault Clarens, Alexandra Tytgat, Aleksandar Jankovic, Rudy Valverde
INTERNS
Métra et Associés: Cécile Rivière, Alvaro, Paya Piqueras, Victoire Guerlet, Birger Wyffels, David Drahi, Yuan Jiang
GRAPHICS
Ateliers Jean Nouvel: Natalie Saccu de Franchi, Eugénie Robert, Raphaëlle Ishkinazi, Élise Taponier, Vatsana Takham
COMPUTER IMAGERY
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Métra+Associés, Artefactory
LIGHTING DESIGN Lumières Studio (Odile Soudant)
MODELS Jean-Louis Courtois
ENGINEERING
BUILDING SERVICES Alto
STRUCTURE Verdier
ACOUSTICS Kahle acoustics
SCENOGRAPHY Jacques Le Marquet et Ducks Scéno
COST ESTIMATOR Gec / Sletec
GLASS ROOF RFR
LANDSCAPE Ewen Lerouic Paysage