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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You culturral find out more or switch them fultural if you prefer. They symbolize the link among ethnic groups of the Pacific in respect of the traditions of their oral beliefs and rituals that govern their life.

It opened in June and was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and named after Jean-Marie Tjibaouthe leader of the independence movement who was assassinated in and had had a vision of establishing a cultural centre which blended the linguistic and artistic heritage of the Kanak people.

This is the way the Kanak people can understand”. Renzo Piano building workshop: More accurate would be “before the eco building movement really took off” or the like. Earlier, other types of trees also covered the site. An understanding of the development of Kanak culture was a vital part of this project — becoming familiar with Kanak history, environment and beliefs made it possible to design a building that would fit within this context.

Sign me up for centwr Inhabitat updates. 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. Intense heat of subtropical sun was also another factor which affected the design of the building.

Renzo Piano’s Gorgeous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture

Villa 3 Finally, other studies contain cabins for traditional activities such as music, dance, painting and sculpture. The concept and design of the Cultural Center Jean-Marie Tjibaou in Noumea in New Caledonia, was generated by the need to maximize ventilation in a humid climate.


The Case Bwenaado or pavilion, a customary assembly place, houses the artifacts created by artists of the region.

The complex includes the Department of Visual Arts and Exhibitions which is intended to promote the creation of plastic contemporary Kanak art.

Cultural Center Jean Marie Tjibaou

Although these ancient wooden slats were also, on this occasion, the union has made structural tube horizontal and diagonal bracing rods of stainless steel. That means putting the technology and methods European traditions aside and serving the expectations of the Kanaks. The form of the building also varied from island to island, generally round in plan and conical in the vertical elevation. To this end, an “interpretative landscape path” was conceived and implemented around each building with series of vegetative cover avenues along the path that surrounded the building, but separated it from the lagoon.

The site is located on the narrow Tina Peninsula, which projects into the Pacific Ocean along a ridge line, near the Tina Golf Course on the western coast of Boulari Bayapproximately 8 kilometres 5. I agree to Inhabitat’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and to the use of cookies described therein, and I also consent to the collection, storage, and processing of my data in the United States, where data protection laws may be mqrie from those in my country.

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Reminiscent of the huts and crafts Kanak, the slender ribs of the lath structure and among them are seamlessly integrated in the lush landscape and the culture of its inhabitants.

The exterior part of the huts is given an ancient appearance whereas the interior of each hut has rectangular space for housing permanent and temporary exhibitions, administration offices and studio spaceswhere all amenities feature modern technology. The building is surrounded by landscaping, which is also inspired by traditional Kanak design elements. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Retrieved 30 May The cabins are built inside a nature reserve along the coast, surrounded by lakes and mangroves at a site of great beauty. Also, native people have traditionally built their homes with the local conditions and materials in mind.


University of Hawaii Press. The space within each hut was achieved by discarding the central pillar, a deviation from the traditional Kanak hut design. Posted by Guest Friday, January 4th, Cuotural of the most amazing organic and sustainable projects of nowadays, there is a beautiful coherence and symbiosis between the architectural and natural environment. History It opened in June and was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and named after Jean-Marie Tjibaou, the leader of the independence movement who was assassinated in and who had a vision of establishing a cultural centre which blended the linguistic and artistic heritage of the Kanak people.

Send this cener a friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel. The nacos open and close in tandem automatically by computer control calibrated to the speed of the wind. This is a town that has its own ways, vegetation and public spaces, and is located vultural direct contact with the ocean.

The Cultural Jeaan Jean-Marie Tjibaou was discovered as the most innovative and exciting project in the city, about 10 km from downtown. Government of New Caledonia. It has a double roof system, which contributes to the play of shadows. Chaaya architect in charge with F. The structure and operation of the cabins Caledonia replicated and adapted architectural and socially. In general, the exhibits in the Cultural Jfan are organized in the three villages. During the monsoon season, the winds that blow over the cases are very strong, the compound curve of the cases resists the wind, with the nacos facilitating this action further by allowing air to pass directly through the cases.