Multicultural center

MCA was invited to participate in a competition to design a center containing a media library, an art school, a multipurpose hall and exhibition space. The proposed design provides for the division into superimposed "boxes", to each of which is assigned a macro function; the rotation of each floor with respect to the next causes the building to present polyhedral elevations that define a continuous succession of circulation spaces inside and outside the building; the roof, accessible via a ramp from the park next door, is conceived as a public garden with vegetation and street furniture.


energy performance

-100% HVAC CO2

0 kg CO2 / mq y

BBC -52% Cref RT 2005

heating 21 kWht / mq y

cooling 14 kWhf / mq y

Location: Cugnaux, France

Year: 2009

Client: Town of Cugnaux


Surface area: 6600 m2

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Caterina Michelini (architect in charge), Alberto Bruno, Sarah Jane Mc Gee, Hyun Seok Kim, Susanna Tundo


Engineering: Bureau Michel Forgue (economy), Batiserf (structures), Peutz &associés (acoustics), Alto Ingenierie (mechanical and electrical engineering), Architecture et techniques (scenography)

3D Rendering: Engram studio