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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For example, a home in a tropical area where there is much flooding would be be on stilts with open sides to allow a breeze to flow through. However, where the paths are open to direct light, louvers have been installed. There are ten huts, of three different sizes, from 20 to 28m in height, all interconnected by a footpath. The building is surrounded by landscaping which is also inspired by traditional Kanak design elements. Architecture The stuctures form a genuine village, with its own paths, greenery, and public spaces, located outside and in direct contact with the ocean.

These structural elements reminiscent of traditional mainstays such as the spine of the fish to avoid the beams warped long. The Kanak building traditions and the resources of modern international architecture were blended by Piano. Concept It sought to make a tribute to a culture based on respect for its history and traditions, past, present and future, as well as its sensitivity.

This is followed by areas for temporary exhibitions and a theatre, a sunken auditorium where people can be seated. Posted by Guest Friday, January 4th, Retrieved from ” https: The Kanak building traditions and the resources of modern international architecture were blended by Piano. The main axis of the Cultural Centre somewhat off the cardinal axis consists of many covered walkways, green spaces, outdoor rooms, and gardens that are interlinked with the pavilions or cases and also with the smaller office buildings.

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This landscape setting appealed ckltural the Tjibau people when the centre was inaugurated.

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The last series of huts contains studios for music, dance, painting, and sculpture. The cases in front of the offices have a multimedia library and the halls here are used for conferences. Noumea, France by Renzo Piano Change this. The materials used xultural the building of the conical domes consisted of laminated wood and natural wood, concrete, coral, aluminium castings, glass panels, tree bark and stainless steel.

The buildings have a highly efficient passive ventilation system which eliminated the need for mechanical air conditioning. These buildings have a curved shape that references traditional Kanak constructions but here rather than the traditional woven marke fiber, these buildings are made of wooden ribs and slats: Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

All of them are connected by pedestrian walkways in the form of spokes evoking the central promenade of traditional villages. Thus, the planning aimed at a unique building which would be, as the architect Piano stated, “to create a symbol” Agency for the Development of Kanak Culture.

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. History It opened in June and was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and named after Jean-Marie Tjibaou, the leader of the independence movement who was assassinated in and who had a vision of establishing a cultural centre which blended the linguistic and artistic heritage of the Kanak people. They used perishable materials jarie their implementation on the territory is based on a very fragmented.

It forms a unique cultural ensemble at the Cultural Centre of arts built with wood technology using long-lasting iroko wood. The centre also has two workshops of artists. Villa 2 In the second group of huts are divided spaces administration, research, library and a conference room.

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Using traditional materials coupled with modern materials and technology, Piano also utilizes cenetr green building strategies to keep the pavilions cool and integrate the center with nature. The centre is also termed as “A politicized symbolic project”, which evolved over long period of research and intense debate. This is a town that has its own ways, vegetation and public spaces, and is located in direct contact with the ocean.


The curved outer face of the huts is in direct contact with the windward side of the stormy Pacific Sea whereas the leeward side is oriented towards the serene lagoon.

Cultura, Center Jean Marie Tjibaou. The nacos open and close in tandem automatically by computer control calibrated to the speed of the wind. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Also housed at the center is an auditorium, an amphitheater, the administrative departments, research areas, a conference room and a library.

Cultural center of the Kanak people. Sign up for weekly newsletter. Views Read Edit View history. The first group comprises exhibition spaces, the second series of huts houses research areas, a conference room and a library.

They all have created a structure shaped peineta iroko. One part of the cultural package is aimed at permanent and temporary exhibitions and contains an auditorium and cener amphitheater. 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.

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The staves are designed in such a way that the individual pieces appear as if they are woven together.