Théodore Gouvy is a Symbol of Revival for the Town of Freyming-Merlebach

 - Feb 12, 2018
References: coulon-architecte.fr & archdaily
Architecture firm Dominique Coulon & associés is known for its colorfully bold triangular designs and it employed them during the construction of a theater space in Freyming-Merlebach—a small commune in Northeastern France that is currently pushing for a cultural renaissance.

The building "sets up an energetic dialogue with the heterogeneous urban landscape" and its 700-seating auditorium is a definite voluptuous and loud presence within the quiet town. The exterior of the theater space is a calm and clean white that lures the visitor with good design, while the interior is much more expressive with citrus color schemes. The architects used natural light to enhance the geometric flow of the structure, while the right angle design of the theater space gives off a utilitarian and uniform vibe.

Photo Credits: Photographs Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda, Thibaut Muller