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Breaking with “traditional” architecture for movie theaters which quite often are black boxes from which the moviegoer is encouraged to leave quickly through a backdoor at the end of the movie, Françoise Raynaud worked with Jérôme Seydoux to come up with a space that would be a place of emotion, sharing and meeting and also featuring wood, light and plants.
|Program||Renovation of a cinema complex, 5 digital movie theaters, 646 seats|
|Site||58 avenue Gobelins, Paris 13e|
|Floor Area||1 722sqm / 18 500sqft|
|Cost of construction||€ 6 500 000 / $ 7 240 000|
|Project owner||Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont|
You don’t see a new movie theater opening up in Paris every day. Number 58 avenue des Gobelins is an address that is steeped in history, a cultural space for more than a century, successively a café-concert hall then a movie theater. Les Fauvettes movie theater recreates the spirit of community for which the Gobelins neighborhood is so well loved. Walking into this movie theater is like walking into a picture thanks to the digital installation dreamt up by Françoise Raynaud and made a reality by the artist Miguel Chevalier. The two facades on the boulevard and the adjacent street are completely covered in giant pixels and invite the visitor into the theater. After the traditional dark corridor, the moviegoer discovers a generous atrium bathed in light, opening up onto a Japanese-style patio. A brilliant light shaft, this is a green space you can look through, walk around or simply contemplate. loci anima carried out a study on the impact of the cinema theater on changes in social habits and the technological upheavals taking place in the audiovisual world. Ambitiously, this project takes a step towards a totally new use of the movie theater. The color white, wood, glass and natural light are omnipresent in the spaces, confirming this new state of mind.