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Image Technopole, Cannes

Winning pro­ject deve­lo­ped with the com­pany of Phalsbourg for the city of Cannes. The Technopole unfolds over seve­ral strata, lea­ving space on the ground for large areas of gree­nery and convi­via­lity.

Program Cinema complex, offices, shops, restaurants and bowling center
Site La Bocca, Cannes, France
Floor Area 41 000 m2
Cost of construction 78 000 000 €
Timetable 2012
Project Owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg / Ville de Cannes

As a land­scape pro­ject the image tech­no­pole is pre­sen­ted as a gigan­tic Mediterranean park cen­te­red around a vast gar­den. Loci anima wished not to den­sify this site mar­king the entrance of the town of Cannes and to use the nature already there to clear an urban park. The struc­tures that do not need light are buried (cinema, bow­ling, some shops), the others are sus­pen­ded to leave nature as the mas­ter of the game. The digi­tal room floats above the gar­den, 4m50 from the ground, and pre­sents to pas­sing strol­lers a giant convex screen broad­cas­ting ani­ma­tions. At the heart of this space a shady bower ove­rhangs the tal­lest trees and connects the buil­dings, the ter­races and the land­sca­ped park. It dif­fuses a light sha­dow over the green land­scape that it both covers and struc­tures. The sha­dow of the pines mingles with that of the urban canopy, the green slopes become ter­races, and the volumes dres­sed in hori­zon­tal scales emerge from the ground like so many metal­lic strata of the topo­gra­phy crea­ted.

Image Technopole, Cannes — © Loci Anima
Image Technopole, Cannes — © Loci Anima
Image Technopole, Cannes — © Loci Anima
Image Technopole, Cannes — © Loci Anima
Image Technopole, Cannes — © Loci Anima