Moulins - France
Conceived by three complementary scenographers (theatre, exhibition and equipment) as a laboratory of experimentation for stage design and its professions, the exhibition allows the discovery, study and creation of scenography by showing the other side of the set and the work of the actors of this ecosystem.
Public Establishment for Cultural Cooperation of the CNCS
Contest 2017 - Planned 2023
Budget of the works
4,16 M € HT
Rehabilitation of the heritage and exhibition design of the permanent exhibition
The stables of the former Villars barracks, classified as a Historic Monument and which houses the main CNCS building, close off its place of arms to the south.
The purpose of their rehabilitation is to restore the facades to the spirit of the original building, which was not very pierced on the ground floor due to its use. A curved stainless steel airlock, with shapes inspired by theatrical architecture, signals the entrance to visitors coming from the main building.
The exhibition on theatrical scenography is set up on the ground floor in three distinct spaces of increasing ceiling height, preceded by a virtual encounter with the actors of this ecosystem on the essence of the scenography:
It is the fruit of close collaboration between the theatre set designer Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy, the Kanju equipment set designer and the exhibition set designers from Ateliers Adeline Rispal, as a “mise en abîme” for the benefit of visitors, students and professionals.
Much more than a simple interpretation centre, it is a space conducive to experimentation, a laboratory for scenographic creation that shows the other side of the coin.
This capable space, designed with an economy of means, will host both objects and collections from the CNCS’s major partner institutions and, periodically, a focus on the creation of a great scenographer.
Additional reserves occupy the two upper levels and integrate all the constraints of preventive conservation of the CNCS’s rich collections of stage costumes.
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Architects, interpretive planning, exhibition design :
Ateliers Adeline Rispal - Paris
Heritage architect :
Christian Laporte - Clermont Ferrand
Engineering office :
Betem Centre - Brive
Equipment exhibition designer :
Theater expert :
Multimedia engineering and design :
InnoVision - Paris
Directional and didactic signage :
AMB - Paris / Formaboom
General curator of the permanent exhibition :
Delphine Pinasa, directrice du CNCS
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