Tetrarc Architects unveils a design proposal for the Rennes Conservatory
Tetrarc Architects, based in France, has unveiled its project for the new Rennes Conservatory in France. Intended to be the cornerstone of a new urban project, the cubic volume of fifty meters long is interspersed with “cuts and curves which give it an elegant and sculptural presence”. This cultural facility will bring together five programs under one roof, including musical entertainment spaces, an auditorium, dance theaters, administrative spaces and a space for the Superior Bridge Music Department.
Located on the west side of an urban development known as Zagreb Square, the streamlined building aims to respond to the context of the surrounding site through the articulation of four independently designed wood and glass facades. In addition, the roof, called the “fifth facade”, shows how the two shapes of a square and a sphere intersect to form a circular garden in the center.
The auditorium, located in the center of the program, is covered with a quilted canvas which fulfills an acoustic function. “To offer a beautiful musicality to this space, the interior decoration was [a] nice acoustic study. The geometry of the panels is based on the harmonic progression of the diamond-based pyramids ”, write the architects.
Another predominant theme in the proposal is the architectural procession and the sequence of movements. The spaces roll up and circulate around each other while offering views of the outdoor public spaces. Long corridors form the pathways that organize clusters of programs.
The conservatory will establish itself as a cultural presence which is integrated into the urban fabric of Rennes.