The brand new design of cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, France was put on the competition and so many great architectural firms and company sent their proposal to be the designer who designed this 12.000 m2 The new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, located on the historical riverfront of Bordeaux will house three regional visual and performing arts agencies, FRAC, the ECLA and the OARA, in one single institution. Tight competition between architects with their own unique and modern design proposal happen and finally based on the advice from SANAA, the Toulouse-based firm W-Architectures and Bordeaux-based FLINT, the great collaboration of the team of BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A. have won the tender.
Based on the BIG+FREAKS and Team’s proposal The single loop public space and cultural institutions as the pavement of the promenade rises to form the roof of the main lobbies, ascends vertically along the stage tower of OARA will be The brand new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA. “The urban room is at once a frame for the artwork, a stage for the performances, a screening room for the media collections and most perhaps most importantly an open room for the urban life of Bordeaux to invade and engage with the arts.”, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Partner-in-Charge, BIG. via