Flow – Centre eurorégional des Cultures urbaines, Lille

Rap, slam, graffiti, hip-hop and breakdance have an official dwelling place in Lille, like a transparent toolbox serving the multidisciplinary trademark of urban culture.

Information Sheet

New Build Flow — Centre eurorégional des Cultures urbaines   flow.lille.fr

Location Lille, France.

Project Cost 9.5 million €.

Time Frame Architectural competition: 2009-2010. Design: 2010. Building phase: 2011-2012. Opening: October 2014.

Owner City of Lille.

Architect(s) Atelier d'Architecture King Kong, Bordeaux   kingkong.fr

Theatre Planner(s) dUCKS Scéno, France   www.ducks.fr

Seat Count Concert Hall for amplified music, 250 seats or 700 standing audience. Rehearsal rooms, music and dance studios including recording control rooms, graffiti workshops, painting and exhibition spaces. Total area 4 050 m².

Uses Concerts, performances, recordings and workshops of all types of urban culture: amplified music, rap, hip-hop, breakdance, graffiti, etc.

Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services including acoustic concept, design and construction supervision.

Team Yann Jurkiewicz, Eckhard Kahle, Johan Brulez, Kahle Acoustics.

1/9Flow, LilleA digital glass façade with LED-incorporated slides which can be animated by artists through the use of a computer device. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
2/9Flow, LilleThe Concert hall can accommodate from 250 up to 700 people. Its stage can be either installed in the middle or at the back of the hall. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
3/9Flow, LilleConcert hall without retractable seating (here stowed). Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
4/9Flow, LilleDisplay of acoustic cushions on the walls of the concert hall. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
5/9Flow, LilleFabric detail of the acoustically absorbing cushions which are displayed on the sidewalls of the concert hall. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
6/9Flow, LilleInterdisciplinary practice space for artists in residence. Here, a recording studio housed in the basement with acoustic cushions displayed on its walls. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
7/9Flow, LilleStudio for collective practice set up in the basement. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
8/9Flow, LilleDance studio on level 2 of the building. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie
9/9Flow, LilleGraffiti worskhop on level 3 of the building. Photo © Roland Halbe Fotografie