Each of these volumes is a kind of character. Each carries an over-sized extract of Hergé’s touch. To these four “objects” we can add a fifth, the vertical elevator shaft in white and dark blue.
A dreamlike mixture of nature and city, the project mixes indoors and outdoors, small and big. Did we enter a drawing? The spirit of Lewis Carroll is not far away.
PROGRAM: Cultural facilities accommodating a museum dedicated to Hergé, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions areas, a video projection room, a cafeteria, shops, studios, storehouses and administrative premises
SURFACE: 3,600 sq.m.
CLIENT : La Croix de l’Aigle SA, Fanny et Nick Rodwell, Studios Hergé
ARCHITECT: Christian de Portzamparc
CLIENT REPRESENTATIVES: INCA – Walter de Toffol
DESIGN OFFICES: Acoustic: Avel Acoustique | Scenarist: Joost Swarte | Scenographer: Winston | Structure: INCA | Fluid: Barnanel EMS | Light: Suzanne Fleischer-Harchaoui