Starting out by looking for of ce for their architectural practice WAO, Minh Man Nguyen and Clément Duroselle came up with the idea of a platform space where different talents could come together and share services. The result is a space for shared digital production in which the engineer Samuel Remy was joined by the sociologist and anthropologist Guillaume Attal, who became WoMa’s production manager, then Apolline Belondrade, a communications specialist was joined by the designers Delphine Chenuet and Marc Chatainier and the result is a collaborative workspace with a digital lathe, laser cuter and 3D printer.
Opened in October 2012, Étoile Lilas is the rst cinema complex to open in Paris in almost ten years. Seven screens and 1,500 seats the com- plex was designed by Hardel & Le Bihan and is in contrast with the multiplexes that have opened outside the city. A vertical expression that is in physical and visual harmony with its environ- ment, the 20 m high superstructure is a 4 800 sqm jet-black box.
As a centre for creation entirely dedicated to digital technology, Le Cube is a unique experiment in France. Open to all, Le Cube’s mission is to inform and educate the public about the artistic and cultural uses of digital technology, to support artistic production by providing ef cient means for creation, to devise a programme representing the abundance and diversity of multimedia arts and to facilitate relationships between actors in the elds of digital creation, research and technological innovation.
Created in 1998, the CND possesses, aside of its cultural vocation, all the trump cards of a unique site consecrated to the furthering of dance. Brainwave of Jacques Kalisz, the former administration of the city of Pantin was renovated by Antoinette Robain and Claire Guieysse, a work that won them the Equerre d’argent Prize in 2004.
The GGSV studio, Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, designed the renovation of the ‘La Commune’ National Drama School in Aubervilliers. The entrance, the foyer, the library, all the circulation spaces and the restaurant were reviewed to improve the experience for the artists and public alike.This space could be a hothouse, a workshop, a place where ideas, culture, and art is created. We wanted to indicate that something new is happening here, but that this something new is as yet unde ned. Solid yet pliable, designed as though in the process of being de ned, unstable but habitable.
On the Nathalie Sarraute Esplanade, DRAFT, Connected Workshops, designed by Quentin Billy and Anne Gautier offer workspaces for 15 euro a day as well as access to fast prototyping and small-scale production (3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, wood or fabric) for 12 euro an hour.