Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille
The conversion of unused spaces on the Friche la Belle de Mai' site in Marseille offered the Gmem-CNCM-Marseille (national centre of musical creation) an opportunity to relocate into improved and extended spaces. This includes the addition of a new dome-shaped creative space — combining the spiritual acoustic of a vaulted church with controlled absorption. The building complies with the highest environmental standards: Bâtiments durables méditerranéens, silver level.
New Build Friche la Belle de Mai www.lafriche.org
Location Marseille, France.
Project Cost 2.9 million €.
Time Frame Feasibility study and design: 2015. Building phase: 2016. Opening: March 2017.
Owner Scic Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille.
Architect(s) Caractère spécial § Matthieu Poitevin Architecture Marseille caractere-special.fr
Theatre Planner(s) Kanju, France www.kanju.fr
Seat Count A 220 m² dome-shaped creative space to accommodate an audience of up to 100 people; a recording studio, two production studios, foyer, workshop spaces and offices. Total area: 3 700 m², of which 1 000 m² are allocated to the Gmem.
Uses The Gmem-CNCM-Marseille is an institution dedicated to the creation and composition of contemporary musical works, offering residencies and technical support to composers and artists.
Services Comprehensive consulting services including acoustic feasibility study, acoustic concept, design and construction supervision.
Team Johan Brulez, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.