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A+ Architecture : Palais des Congrès & Casino

The architecture firm of Montpellier A + Architecture raises the anchor to reach the shores of Cap d'Agde (34) where it unveils the brand new Palais des Congrès & Casino of the city, inspired by the Mediterranean waves and decorated by the artist French Hervé Di Rosa.

The Cap d'Agde proudly displays its curves with its Palais des Congrès & Casino fresh from the ground. Signed by the agency A + Architecture, this new place dedicated to culture and entertainment redraws the contours of the entrance to the seaside town.

The two white concrete buildings on a plot of 12,3 hectares are connected by circular walkways supported by pillars carved in the manner of coral branches, taking place on a rambla pedestrian leading straight to the port.

Thought like gazebos between land and sea, the tall buildings are surrounded by large frescoes of 2 900 square meters created by the artist Hervé Di Rosa - known for his colorful pictorial universe. The painter from Sète dresses around them with marine figures inspired by local fauna and flora sculpted in large white metal panels, giving the interiors a subtle play of shadows and lights.

The cornerstone of the project, the Palais des Congrès stands on three levels. It hosts a theater and an exhibition gallery connected by a staircase of steel and wood, supplanted by a monumental chandelier of 6 meters high, fashioned from bands of chain mail by the craftsman. art Philippe Montels.

If the roof lined with greenery Casino rivals that of his neighbor, the second hosts an additional space whose shape is reminiscent of that of a sea knife: a faceted panoramic room of windows without a dominant complexion the Mediterranean landscape Agathois.

Reversing beauty.

For more information, visit the website A + Architecture

Photographs: Benoît Wehrle, Camille Gharbi, A + Architecture

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