MUNICIPALITY GROUP OF PAYS DE LA PETITE PIERRE / SEMHA
Architect and museograph: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS
Associate architect: CHIODETTI ET CRUPI
Building services: AC INÉNIERIE ALSACE
Structure and cost consultant: AC INGÉNIERIE IDF
Landscaper: NEVEUX ET ROUYER
Scenography and visual effects: DUCKS SCENO
3 600 sqm
Rehabilitation of a former pre-industrial glass factory, construction and scenographic design.
In 2004, Wilmotte & Associates won the competition for the construction of an extension and the refurbishment of three 18th century buildings to showcase more than 650 works tracing the career of Rene Lalique (1860-1945).
Giving a new direction to a building housing a former pre-industrial glass factory, offering a unique exhibition space for the Lalique family’s collections and enhancing the beauty of the surrounding site were the main lines of the project. The architecture developed around the main building creates a “cloister-garden” space, around which the visitor can circulate. The exceptional surrounding landscape is worked on in its levelling to allow the integration of built volumes, so as to create harmony between the exterior spaces and the unfolding of the scenographic route.
The materials used in this project are mainly steel, glass and stone. The steel elements are assembled in a traditional way. The metal elements are carefully aligned with the stone cladding to allow the visual connection of the glazing with the stone.