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"Les deux muses", Conservatory of Music and Dance in Melun, Fance

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The building takes its roots within an unstructured urban site made of blank spaces and building as objects from the modernist urban development. The project shelters differents atmospheres, scales, practices and places within a single volume. Its identity is associated to the creative functions and multiple vocation, suggested by its fragmentation.

Accurate effects and proportions, rhythms and tensions, contrasts of lights through cross sections ans interstices (depending on days and night and seasons), contribute to give an identity to each activity (dance studio, music academy, restitution room).

The equipment remind of a «music box», solid and sober with its brick walls, precious by its gold copper alloy cladding.

The two mains materials used for the facades complete one another :
- Dark bricks evoke the institution’s permanence
- Copper-aluminium alloy, reveals the sensuality and the plasticity in the teaching arts.
The mineral flat facades, mat and rough, are carved up by long splays, revealing a gold coppered matter.
Openings overlooking outside and lights for the dance studios upstairs, inwardness for the music academy giving a selection of sizes and height to its rooms, all of them wrapped around a patio and its maple (used in lute-making).

The two facade’s matters complete each other harmoniously thanks to the charcoal grey of the dark brick and golden copper, absorbent and reflective surfaces, or mineral porosity and metallic brightness .

They tune together with exactitude and set to music as the musical practice requires it too.Area: 3 170 sqm
Cost: 7,6 million euros Without Vat
Situation : 26 Avenue Georges Pompidou
77000 Melun
France

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Building

Owner: 
Ville de Melun
Completion date: 
2014
Country: 
France
Zip code: 
77000
City: 
Melun
Street: 
Avenue Georges Pompidou
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Facades/Part seams
Type of building: 
Cultural
Copper used: 
Golden alloy
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
DE-SO architectes
Address & description: 
DE-SO Defrain-Souquet Architectes Associés10, rue des Bluets 75011 ParisTél. : +33 (0)1 55 43 97 07Fax : +33 (0)1 55 43 97 06

Awards

Season: 
2015

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