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Cinema ètoile Béthune - Multiplex 9 halls

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationParis, France, Metropolitan
CompanyOlivier Palatre Architectes
Lead ArchitectOlivier Palatre
ClientEtoile Cinemas

Facing the avenue coming from the train station, the building appears as a monolith made of steel and light. The cinema is adorned with an envelope of perforated sheet metal panels transformed into a starry mantle by a backlighting device. The hall, the escalators, the wooden staircases with wide passageways, and the mezzanine are places of representation and promenade. The generous size of the Great hall accommodates the ticket office, confectionery and drink sales counters, and a relaxation area, and for the scenography, we used the graphic intensity of royal blue and spicy orange.