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Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont, France

French building design by Christian de Portzamparc, Europe

15 Mar 2008

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont Rennes

Dates built: 2003-08

Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc


Location: Rennes, France

2003, Under Construction – end of works planned for 2008 – Competition – Winning Project

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont Rennes
picture from architect practice

This project forms part of the general development of the Charles de Gaulle esplanade that was given to the Nicolas Michelin team in April 2003. Between the Charles de Gaulle esplanade and Gambetta avenue, the project is structured according to the concept of an immense criss-crossing hall that offers two levels of theatres.

It is considered to be one of the constructed façades of this new esplanade. Its architecture presents a play of large horizontal planes and sloping lines on which sunlight plays by day and coloured lights by night.

These horizontal lines link together like a large urban sequence, the ‘Liberty’, the cinema complex and the ‘Champs Libres’, each building having its own identity.

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont : Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont in Rennes, France – Building Information

PROGRAM : Commercial and leisure spaces.
Close to the Champs Libres project, 13 cinema halls (of which nine are hidden and four are visible), a restaurant, a multimedia bookshop and a literary café.
SURFACE : 18200 m2 gross floor area 9898 m² net floor area
CLIENT : Europalaces (Pathé-Gaumont)

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont Rennes images / information from Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc

Location: Rennes, Brittany, northwestern France, north west Europe

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