Reims Cultural Quarter

France 1991

Patel Taylor's masterplan guidelines now form part of Reims’ development plan for this important city quarter where an economic appraisal helped inform plans to rejuvenate the area. There was a need to better structure spaces using new buildings to redefine these, to reinforce links and connections and to introduce uses that would compliment and reanimate the district with tourists in summer and locals in winter.

Proposals for a cathedral museum, a gallery, mediatheque, hotel, mixed commerce, university teaching, living space and an extension to the fine art museum underpinned our strategy.

 

 

A proposal which brings new human and spatial structure to the heart of Reims- a very sensitive understanding of the relationships between the hierarchies of local and general transactions.
Architectural Review