The Cultural Center Jean Marie Tjibaou by architect Renzo Piano was built in Nouméa, New Caledonia in If you want to see a classic example of green architecture before the eco building movement was even born, check out the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center. Then visit the iconic Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, whose idyllic setting The center is named after the Kanak political leader Jean-Marie.

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I agree to receive emails from Inhabitat. The bottom of the wall, formed by the arc of the staves, has special louverscalled nacos. One of the most amazing organic cultudal sustainable projects of nowadays, there is a beautiful coherence and symbiosis between the architectural and natural environment.

The lagoon side of this area is made up of dense mangroves at the water edge. Agency for the Development of Kanak Culture. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. The structure and above all, the functionality of New Caledonian huts were reproduced and adapted, architecturally as well as socially.

Spaces This is a town that has its own ways, vegetation and public spaces, and is located in direct contact with the ocean.

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There are ten huts, of three different sizes, from 20 to 28m in height, all interconnected by a footpath. Even the approach to the buildings from the paths catered to the local practices of walking for three quarters of the path to get to the cenher to the Cases.

Cultural Center Jean Marie Tjibaou

The buildings have a highly efficient passive ventilation system which eliminated the need for mechanical air conditioning. The sunlight engulfs the structure and casts a continually changing pattern of shadows through the louvers and members of the staves of the cases. Retrieved 8 June After it was first designed, this unique solution was tested on scale models in a wind tunnel. This is followed by areas for temporary exhibitions and a theatre, a sunken auditorium where people can be seated.


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That’s a bit of an over-statement, since the eco building movement was born in the 70s or even 60s — this building is from much later The cases that follow have displays related to the history of the community and the natural environment. An open-air theatre is provided behind the auditorium where cultural performances are held. Another aspect of the Kanak’s building tradition was that it did not fit in with the concept of a permanent building. When the Matignon agreements were signed between the representatives of France and New Caledonia, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, the Kanak leader of the independent movement, had mooted a proposal to set up an Agency for the development of Kanak Culture with the objective of promoting Kanak linguistic and archaeological heritage, promote Kanak handicrafts and the arts, encourage cross-regional interactions and evolve design and conduct research activities.

The building is surrounded by landscaping which is also inspired by traditional Kanak design elements. Noumea, France by Renzo Piano Change this. The double roof system also allows air to pass through the roof unchecked. Exhibitions are rotated throughout the year, and temporary exhibitions are also part of the complex.

The first group comprises exhibition spaces, the second series of uean houses research areas, a conference room and a library. The small houses are 63 square meters, the medium houses 95 square meters and large houses, square meters.

Another aspect of the layout is about the design of the paths connecting the cases and providing approach to them.

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The main sides of the paths are not covered with walls, as it would prevent air circulation and make the corridors intolerable. Also housed at the center is an auditorium, an amphitheater, the administrative departments, research areas, a conference room and a library.

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Each pavilion serves a various function or evokes certain themes and includes permanent or temporary exhibitions. The cultural center is situated on a narrow strip of tjivaou surrounded by the ocean and lots of lush vegetation. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The flow of air is regulated by adjustable louvers, which open when the wind is light to allow for fresh air, but close when wind speeds pick up.

This plan was implemented after Jean-Marie Tjibaou was assassinated, to assuage local feelings.

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There is also a school for children where they are taught the local art forms. The structure and jtibaou of the cabins Caledonia replicated and adapted architectural and socially. A laminated wood construction blends with engineering dultural and is suitable for everyday use. The site is located on the narrow Tina Peninsula, which projects into the Pacific Ocean along a ridge line, near the Tina Golf Course on the western coast of Boulari Bayapproximately 8 kilometres 5.

The staves are designed in such a way that the individual pieces appear as if they are woven together. To this end, an “interpretative landscape path” was conceived and implemented around each building with series of vegetative cover avenues along the path that surrounded the building, but separated it from the lagoon.

This landscape setting appealed to the Kanak people when the centre was inaugurated.

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