Hérault Arnod Architectes has designed the new La Belle Electrique, a concert hall located in the City of Grenoble. The studio aimed to create "a specific architectural system for a new type of spectacle, whilst allowing concerts with a more traditional configuration."
The hall is built next to the Magasin, the Grenoble Centre for Contemporary Art, installed in a hall built by the Eiffel workshops at the end of the 19th century.
La Belle Electrique consists of five branches. The architecture is rough and efficient, enveloped in a skin made of thick larch boards set at irregular intervals. The appearance of this timber gives the architecture a character that is part archetype, part hyper-modernity.