25.08.2010 Peter Popp

Cité du Design - Observatory



Soundless; Runtime: 1 min.



All films are protected by copyright. The use of these works or any part thereof is permitted solely for private purposes and in accordance with the conditions of copyright law in the form valid at the respective time. Any use of this material is, without exception, subject to fee payment. A contravention of these conditions will be liable to penalty as defined in copyright law.


The Cité du Design, located in St. Etienne, is a new institution for communication, research and education. The project involves an observation tower. In 2006, it emerged as the first element to be established, directing the interaction between architecture, future programmes, public reception and opportunities of the site. Aside from the Bâtiment de l'Horloge, this tower, assembled on site, made the project known to Saint Etienne's population by offering a novel perspective on the town and becoming a notable landmark, identifiable with the Cité du Design. Located at the junction of different areas of the Manufacture, the Observatory shatters the apparent symmetry of the structures and the visual hierarchy between the façade and the production areas. Overlooking the other buildings, its elevation lets the process of building the Cité du Design be observed throughout the construction period. Today it has assured its place as a lookout.

Architects:
LIN Finn Geipel and Giulia Andi, Berlin/Paris
with Cabinet Berger, St. Etienne
https://detail-cdn.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/media/catalog/product/2/6/26178_635_200_102_1.jpg?optimize=medium&bg-color=255,255,255&fit=bounds&height=582&width=437
Please enter your email address below to receive a password reset link.
Mandatory fields
or
Copyright © 2022 DETAIL. All rights reserved.