The architect of this new music venue for Nîmes apparently sees the building as a giant one eyed monster erupting from the ground. Charged with telluric energy, its skin is taught and cracking, poised to take over the world! And then there is the analogy of the bullfighter: the thick walls of the big hall evoke the protection of the Picador’s horse, coloured seats equate to the crowed, yellow and purple of the interior spaces, the muleta… etc. etc…!
And so we have a dynamic and curiously shaped building, sitting on the one hand as a monument to the extension of modern morality to animals, and on the other as nostalgic container for the expressions of youthful passion and creativity. Read more