Toulouse-based PPA Architectures has designed the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse (Conservatory of Music and Dance) in Blagnac, a suburb of Toulouse, France. Set in a landscaped site, the project consists of a horizontal two-storey volume and a perpendicular single-storey concrete building.
The upper floor of the main building houses the music teaching rooms, while the dance studios are located in the single-storey building. The central area features a double-height hall that serves as a public space, connected to an adjacent auditorium that can be opened up to create a large, flexible volume. Internally, both spaces are covered with untreated ‘pleated’ timber acoustic panelling, while externally, perforated metal mesh is utilized as sunscreens. Photo © Sylvain Mille. PPA Architectures