Brest Maritime Excellence Cluster
L'atelier des Capucins in Brest (The Capuchin workshops) are beyond the architectural scale. It is a territory, a form of a closed city, even if it is well covered.
Positioned at the corner of the Capuchin workshops, the plot has an unusual and privileged territorial situation that we wish to preserve and enhance.
The first scenographic object of our proposal is an architecture that we call "the building" and we install a set back from the two corner facades of the enclosure. The building is autonomous inside the volume. It offers a three-dimensional scenographic journey. The space evolves in displacement. It becomes language and conveys emotions, like a musical composition. Area plays variations and connects horizons. Vertical breathing, passage through a fault towards an inner courtyard, opening and dilation, return through thickness, spiral ascent, pose in a belvedere like a boat bridge open to the horizon, travelling on the deck, sliding on an oblique footbridge in the middle of the nave, plunging view on the boat, return on the deck, then a second ascent in an aerial spiral, cantilevered body on a platform suspended in height and opening the gaze towards the Brest horizon.
Development of the Brest Maritime Pole of Excellence
1 500 m²
Projectiles, architect + scenographer (project manager)
Tpfi Groupe, all trades engineering
Anne Bourdais, museologist
CL Design, graphic design
8'18'', lighting design
Ville de Brest