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CITÉ DU THÉÂTRE

PARIS, France 2019-2025

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CITÉ DU THÉÂTRE

PARIS, France 2019-2025

The project of the Cité du théâtre in Paris arises as an invitation to participate, share and debate. Its aim is to create new scenic spaces for three prestigious Institutions in the world of theater at the Ateliers Berthier, built in 1895 by Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Opera: the Comédie-Française, the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD) and the Théâtre National de I'Odéon- Théâtre de l'Europe. The project proposes a large raised garden that provides visual continuity with the Martin Luther King Park located on Boulevard Berthier. This garden, conceived as a great urban setting, accentuates the prominence of the Garnier buildings, which will be restored respecting their structure and materiality. The Cité du théâtre, with an area of approximately 22,000 m², will host various uses. This complex includes seven modular theaters for the Comédie-Française (250 and 600 spectators), the Théâtre National de l'Odéon- Théâtre de l'Europe (250 and 500 spectators) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (2x100 and 200 spectators). The program is complemented with workshops, classrooms and offices as well as common areas for the three institutions. The Halle Garnier, listed as a Historic Monument, becomes a covered square that gives access to the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique, as well as a mediation center and restaurants. A 200-meter-long building unifies and embraces the entire complex. Following the geometry of the historical wall of Thiers that surrounded Paris in the 19th century, the existing remains will be preserved and restored. The Cité du théâtre will respect the memory of the place and will be an ambitious cultural center, a meeting place for students, artists, visitors and spectators, a metaphor for the art of theater on an urban scale that will transform the Ateliers Berthier into a dynamic and lively public space open to Greater Paris.
 
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CITÉ DU THÉÂTRE

PARIS, France 2019-2025

Location
Paris, France 
Client
Ministry of Culture, Comédie-Française, National Conservatory of Dramatic Art (CNSAD), National Theater of the Odéon-Theater of Europe, represented by the public interest group Cité du théâtre
Lead architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Madrid, Berlin
Associate architects
Marin + Trottin Architectes. Paris
Program 
Refurbishment of Ateliers Berthier in Cité du théâtre. 
Total floor area
22.000 m²  
NSA Office Director
Alexandra Sobral 
Project architect
Simone Lorenzon (Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos) 
Charlotte Lefebvre (Périphériques Marin + Trottin Architectes) 
Project team
Maria Pérez, Valeria Polato, Adrián Rodríguez
Adeline Biabaut, Anaëlle Cattet, Carol Reed 
Competition team
Carlos Ballesteros, Simone Lorenzon, Adrián Rodríguez, Valeria Polato, José Romera, Selina Feduchi, Antonio Jiménez, Marta Moreno, Ignacio García, Juan Pérez, Greta Allegretti, Carmen Bistuer, Ciryil Nottelet, Yue Wu 
Charlotte Lefebvre, Carol Reed, Corinne Takahashi, Pauline Tassan, Noé Teboul 
Landscape consultant
D'ici là paysages et territoires 
Scenography 
Labeyrie & Associés 
Juliette Pierangelo 
Structural engineer
Terrell 
Thermal, energy and environmental Engineering (Fluids and HQE)
Espace Temps 
Arqbag 
Acoustic consultant
Acoustique & Conseil 
Cost adviser
Mazet & associés 
Administrative support
Visionlab 
Lighting consultant
8’18” 
Signage
Franck Tallon
Infrastructure Engineering
Techni'cité 
Fire protection consultant
Casso 
Civil protection consultant
Cronos 
Models
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos 
METRICAminima S.L.L. 
Photographs
Diego Hernández (models), Luc Boegly (site) 
Visualization 
RSI Studio 
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CITÉ DU THÉÂTRE

PARIS, France 2019-2025

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CITÉ DU THÉÂTRE

PARIS, France 2019-2025