City of the Accordion and Heritages, Tulle

The Cité de l'Accordéon et des Patrimoines is linked to the city of Tulle in all its dimensions: it houses very diverse collections between which the connection is formed by local know-how. It is established in the heritage sector in the old building of the Banque de France and is part of a cultural context strongly marked by the Nuits de Nacre, a major cultural event for the accordion in France. The challenge was therefore to design a project capable of giving coherence to these various, potentially antagonistic dimensions.

Several main directions have been identified:
- an opening onto the city with the creation of a public square capable of hosting external events,
-an architectural unity of the extensions, all made in wood in a resolutely contemporary style, suggesting complementarity and reversibility,
-a linking of collections through the social dimension of know-how, accompanied by continuity and the architectural and scenographic treatment of interior spaces.

Museum, Auditorium, Temporary exhibitions, Reception and mediation spaces, offices

Town of Tulle

Tulle, France

Design team
TERRENEUVE architects, representative; Atelier de scénographie Pascal Payeur, muséography ; AXIO, économics ; CETIS, structural engineers; CHOULET, MEP engineers; Armelle Claude, landscape designer; Patrick Hoarau, graphist; ALTIA, acoustics

Surfaces and construction cost
1 543 m² redevelopment + 265 m² new / 5,1 M€ HT

Delivery 2023

Design and supervision +  DIAG + EXE