FRAC Centre in Orléans: the official opening tomorrow 14 September

The work by Jakob + MacFarlane Architects is better known as 'the Turbulences'

by Malcolm Clark
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The FRAC Centre, a centre for contemporary art designed by Parisian team Jakob + MacFarlane Architects, which we already described in June will officially open to the public tomorrow, September 14th in the centre of Orléans (France).

The Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane designed extension of the museum complex, dating from the nineteenth century, has been imagined as a presence with a strong character and a dynamic volume. Better known as 'the turbulences' the work consists of a tubular frame covered by anodized aluminium.

Artists of the Electronic Shadow group have cooperated with Jacob + MacFarlane architects, designing a partial roof, (Résonances Project) equipped with an interactive lighting system programmed in real time.

The new centre will host prestigious collections of contemporary art and experimental architecture, for a total of about 15,000 architectural drawings, 800 models and 600 artists works, offering the public a rich and varied program which includes permanent exhibitions, educational workshops, temporary shows and cultural events of international scope dedicated to art, architecture and design.

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    FRAC Centre

    Orléans / France / 2013