DOMINIQUE PERRAULT - THÉATRE D‘ALBI Project: Théâtre Les Cordeliers, Albi | France Architect: Dominique Perrault Architectes, Paris | France Fabricator/Installer: Plexial | France Year of Construction: 2013 Product: ALUCOBOND® spectra Cupral Photos: © Manuel Panaget The doors of the new Grand Théatre in the city of Albi have been opened to the public. The building marks the completion of an extensive programme of restructuring and enlarging the Cordeliers district. The focal point for the planning was the creation of a culture and congress centre with a cinema complex and underground parking. The building’s identity and character are achieved by a stunning combination of iridescent ALUCOBOND® spectra panels and a bronze-gold-coloured metal mesh. The tinted glass windows, with their highlevel thermal and acoustical performance, allow daylight to fall softly into the large Forms & Elements 13/2014 entrance area. The façade creates an interplay of orange and copper hues reminiscent of a sunny autumn day. In addition, a tailormade copper metal mesh has been created for the building. Perrault’s aesthetic design practically transforms the building into an artwork. The comparison to French Haute Couture is obvious: the combination of ALUCOBOND® and metal mesh is not merely striking but also imparts elegance and suppleness to the architectural ensemble.
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