“Le stadium, Rudy Ricciotti” at Arc en Rêve Bordeaux

An exhibition dedicated to the Vitrolles Stadium, a building emblematic of the architect Rudy Ricciotti, closed and abandoned by the municipality after the victory of the National Front in the Vitrolles elections in 1998.

 

Stadium de Vitrolles © Philippe Ruault

 

arc en rêve architecture center presents from March 12 to April 19, 2020, the exhibition Le Stadium, Rudy Ricciotti dedicated to the Stadium of Vitrolles, emblematic building of the architect Rudy Ricciotti, closed and abandoned by the municipality after the victory of the Front national election in Vitrolles in 1998. Labeled Remarkable Contemporary Architecture by the Ministry of Culture in 2018, the Stadium, designed in 1990, is a concert hall with 5,000 seats (for concerts and also sports – handball). The project, located on an old bauxite landfill, gives rise to a monumental building, a monolith of black concrete on a background of red mistral.


 

“Le stadium, Rudy Ricciotti”
12 March – 19 April, 2020
Architecture Center Arc en Rêve
7 Rue Ferrere, 33000 Bordeaux
France

 


Designed on the initiative of the La Renaissance du Stadium association by the architect Enzo Rosada, the exhibition articulates the history of the Stadium, from its genesis to its abandonment, focusing in particular on its design and construction. A precious sum of archives and artistic works – photographs, films, drawings, sketches, paintings … – tell of this work, to which are added movable elements and fragments of the building. Rudy Ricciotti’s Stadium had been exposed to a dream arc, just after its delivery in 1996. This MEFI Stadium exhibition, today, is also a way of reflecting on the political issue of culture and architecture.

 

Perspective de concours, décembre 1990 / © Charles Auburtin

Stadium de Vitrolles © Anne Favret et Patrick Martinez

 

arc en rêve architecture center presents from March 12 to April 19, 2020, the exhibition Le Stadium, Rudy Ricciotti dedicated to the Stadium of Vitrolles, emblematic building of the architect Rudy Ricciotti, closed and abandoned by the municipality after the victory of the Front national election in Vitrolles in 1998.

Labeled Remarkable Contemporary Architecture by the Ministry of Culture in 2018, the Stadium, designed in 1990, is a concert hall with 5,000 seats (for concerts and also sports – handball). The project, located on an old bauxite landfill, gives rise to a monumental building, a monolith of black concrete on a background of red mistral.

Designed on the initiative of the La Renaissance du Stadium association by the architect Enzo Rosada, the exhibition articulates the history of the Stadium, from its genesis to its abandonment, focusing in particular on its design and construction. A precious sum of archives and artistic works – photographs, films, drawings, sketches, paintings … – tell of this work, to which are added movable elements and fragments of the building. Rudy Ricciotti’s Stadium had been exposed to a dream arc, just after its delivery in 1996. This MEFI Stadium exhibition today is also a way of reflecting on the political issue of culture and architecture.


 

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