Renovation of the Maison de la Culture, Bourges
The renovation restores the building’s original quality features while making it possible to hold two shows at the same time. The grand entrance lobby recovers its majestic appearance, and the stages of the two performance spaces have been rebuilt and find their natural place in the 1930s building, like a new construction in an old one. The big auditorium, which can now seat 700, offers state-of-the-art visual and acoustic comfort. Technical premises, dressing rooms, storage space, and so on are housed in an extension.
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1930s building which houses the Maison de la Culture - national scene since 1963.
Renovation of the main hall (700 seats), the small theater (300 seats) and their technical equipments ; restructuring of the annexes (administration, artists reception, production and technical premises); renovation of the public reception areas.
City of Bourges
Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris
Patrice Kauz, Bourges
Philippe Chaix, Jean-Paul Morel, Rémy van Nieuwenhove, Benoit Sigros
with Brunehilde Ezanno, Alexandre Baron
and Aimie Calvet, Amandine Chainé, Taeck-Gu Lee, Adrien Lambert, Cécile Rivière, Emanuela Caorsi
Bureau Michel Forgue, quantity surveyor
Base Consultants, sustainable developement
Architecture & Technique, scenography
Main theater hall : 700 seats
Small theater hall : 300 seats
Area : 6 700 m² SHON
- renovation : 3 900m² SHON
- premises construction and restructuration of the theaters : 2 600m² SHON
Construction costs excl. VAT : 11,9 M €
Competition 2009 - construction stopped in 2013
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Chaix & Morel et Associés