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Centre Culturel Alb’Oru, Bastia, France

Culture in a copper casket

While Bastia engaged in a vast urban renewal program of housing estates on it’s south side, it was essential for the municipality to provide a forum for discussion about social and cultural practices - "an innovative and creative place, a place of contrasts, shadows and lights."

Opened in the autumn of 2015 to the south of Bastia, the cultural center provides a media library and an auditorium, which are connected by a fully transparent glass hall.

The building is covered with a perforated golden copper alloy facade (copper-aluminum), endowing the cultural center with a bronzed skin. The perforated facade provides an opening to the gardens, the city and the sea and protected spaces - calm and bright - for the library. This second skin also provides an ingenious natural ventilation system.

Truly green, the copper alloy façade was chosen for its colour, which will gradually lose its high shine and acquire a warm matt golden surface, giving it’s name "oru" - gold in Corsica – to the center. The copper alloy solution offers the further advantage of not requiring any maintenance, it does not corrode, even when located in a marine environment. Finally, the building meets the requirements of the French ‘Low Consumption Building’ programme.

 

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Building

Owner: 
Ville de Bastia
Completion date: 
2015
Country: 
France
Zip code: 
20200
City: 
Bastia
Street: 
13 rue Saint-Exupéry
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Transparent structures
Type of building: 
Cultural
Copper used: 
Golden alloy
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
DDA Devaux & Devaux Architectes
Address & description: 
19, rue de la Forge Royale 75011 Paris DDA architectes a été fondé à Paris en 1998 par David Devaux, diplômé de l’Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles. Claudia Devaux, diplômée de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne et de l’Ecole de Chaillot rejoint l’agence en 2007 après avoir travaillé 5 ans à Berlin sur des projets de restauration du patrimoine moderne. Entre Paris et Berlin le duo franco-allemand participe à l’élaboration de projets à vocation culturelle et d’interventions sur des sites remarquables.

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Nick Hay
Description: 

Médiathèque, salle de spectacles.

300 places assises / 1170 places debout, salle de pratiques artistiques, studios de pratiques artistiques et studios de répétitions.

Projet BEPOS.

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