Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay Building, Saclay Plateau

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay

Contemporary Architecture in Northern France – design by Atelier Novembre

12 Jul 2018

New Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay

Design: Atelier Novembre

Location: CRD Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay

The Atelier Novembre just delivered the new Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay, in close proximity to Paris.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

Located on the Saclay Plateau, a highly dynamic area of the Paris region and home to a major cluster of high technology companies and universities, this conservatory of 2,800 m² is dedicated to teaching music, choreography and the dramatic arts.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

The Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay was built for the purpose of bringing instruction in the arts to this technology-oriented Paris-Saclay Plateau.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

The location chosen lies at the edge of a remarkable botanical park, and beside a river, near the city blocks of single family homes of the town of Orsay and a university campus. The project serves as a landmark at the intersection of these different worlds.

The lyricism of the façade, punctuated by vertical blades, expresses the cultural purpose of the place, by evoking a musical stave, the folds of a stage curtain, and the keys of a piano or the strings of a harp.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

A facility open to the city.

The Atelier Novembre placed the structure on its site so it appears as if on a stage. This was achieved by creating a beautiful, largely glazed façade to signal the great openness of the facility. The supple forms of the auditorium clearly signal its cultural vocation.

A facility integrated into a natural site.

The fragmentation of the conservatory into “pavilions” is intended to provide a convivial aspect, and an intertwining of construction and surrounding nature by means of voids created between the bodies of the buildings.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

The qualities of this immediate project environment were oriented toward the creation of visual sequences and porosities that set up an intimate relationship between the building and the site upon which it stands. The building offers framed views as well as large curtain windows open to the surrounding nature, as if to “place the site on stage.” These transparencies create continuity between the interior garden, the building’s galleries, the park and the river beyond.

The interior garden, an everyday meeting place for conservatory students, functions not only as a concourse but also as a lively spot inviting passersby to linger. Its layout lends itself to encounters and the organization of diverse outdoor events such as little shows or concerts.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

The landscaping and the organization of pathways extend the scope of the project’s composition and are part of the staging and framing of the building and its openness to the exterior.

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

New Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Orsay – Building Information

PROGRAM: Reception area, auditorium of 300 seats, classrooms for lectures and practice sessions (music, dance, theater), logistical and other annexes

LOCATION: Orsay, France
CLIENT: Communauté Paris-Saclay
ARCHITECT: Atelier Novembre
PARTNERS: Oteis Séchaud Bossuyt (Technical studies), Scénarchie (Interior design), J.P. Lamoureux (Acoustics), Agence Christophe Gautrand & associés (Landscape design), Studio b-headroom (Color & Signage)

CALENDAR: Competition: January 2014
Filing for the building permit: March 2015
Construction: 2016
Delivery: January 2018
Inauguration: April 2018

BUDGET: €10,6m Excluding VAT
SURFACES AREAS: 2,800 m² (24,757 ft²) of usable surface areas
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH: Building and surroundings treated with an approach respectful of the environmental

PHOTOGRAPHER: Takuji Shimmura

Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Orsay

In 1989, Marc Iseppi and Jacques Pajot joined together to create the atelier Novembre architecture and town planning agency. They dedicate themselves to the conception of public equipments in the cultural and education sector. They are the architects of the successful CentQuatre, centre of artistic creation in Paris, the Memorial of the Camp of Miles in Aix-en-Provence, the media library Jean-Pierre Vernant in Chelles, the library-museum Inguimbertine in Carpentras…

ARCHITECTURE OFFICE
Atelier Novembre
21 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75 011 Paris
T. +33 (0)1 44 73 02 20
c.bal@novembre-architecture.com
www.novembre-architecture.com

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Adresse: 87 rue Jean Teillac, 91400 Orsay
Téléphone: 01 69 28 72 07
Directeur: Gilles METRAL
Courriel: conservatoire-orsay@paris-saclay.com

Location:87 rue Jean Teillac, 91400 Orsay, France




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