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Agora - Mediacenter Épernon - MU team - France
  • Agora - Mediacenter Épernon - MU team - France
Agora - Mediacenter Épernon - MU team - France
MU Team

Maïra, Ludovic and Grégoire met each other in 2002 on the campus of the California Polytechnic University. Their ways drawn by a lot of projects in common led them to the foundation of MU Architecture agency, during the 2009 spring. From the beginning of its creation, MU team insisted on the quality of the exchanges between the designers, conceptors of the projects and the users that will benefit from them. In order to fulfill the requirements of each project and to encourage the explorations, MU surrounded itself by experts and professionnal partners. Step by step, little by little, MU strengthens its project management team, its partnerships, accurately using ressources and skills devoted to the development of each program.

Project Description

This project stands as a wide-open place. The interior/exterior transparency allows a panoramic view to the users enhancing the linearity of the project. Each space benefits from both a view into the landscape and an interaction with another space of the mediacenter as no walls nor opaque screens separate them. The ceiling is the main reference point and encapsulates the soul of the project. Like old façade ornamentations and wall paintings (see Chagall’s work at the Paris Opera, or Klimt at the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna), this widely spread surface becomes an artwork itself, highlighting the local historical heritage, the Sparnonian Culture. The building is under construction, the finalization is planned for 2018.