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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Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center | Architectuul
We need to confirm your email address. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. 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 by Renzo Piano on the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Built to honor the assassinated Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaouas well as the culture of the Kanak peoples, the cultural center is modeled after a traditional Kanak village, and the pavilions were inspired by Kanak huts.
Using traditional materials coupled with modern materials and technology, Piano also utilizes clever green building strategies to keep the pavilions cool and integrate the center with nature. The cultural center is situated on a narrow strip of land surrounded by the ocean and lots of lush vegetation.
Ten pavilions of various sizes ranging in height between 9 and 24 meters high are situated asymmetrically along a main path.
Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Each pavilion serves a various function or evokes certain themes and includes permanent or temporary exhibitions. Some contain studios for traditional activities, such as music, dance, painting and sculpture. Also housed at the cultjral is an auditorium, an amphitheater, the administrative departments, research areas, a conference room and a library.
Built from iroko wood as well as glass, steel, and bamboothey rjibaou traditional construction methods according to the most sophisticated engineering studies.
It tjiboau have been nice to see the traditional building this was inspired by. Also, native people have traditionally built their homes with the local conditions and materials in mind.
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. 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 More accurate would be “before the eco building movement really took off” or the like. Sign up for weekly newsletter. I agree to receive emails from the site.
Renzo Piano’s Gorgeous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture
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