Le Volcan (Volcano): this cultural centre for Le Havre and nationally-important theatre, dating from 1982, is the work of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The building includes two separate volumes : above, a theatre and a cinema; below there is a concert hall for modern music. The architectural volumes are developed in white-painted concrete, whose curved forms seek to achieve a poetical expression derived from the modern movement.
The Volcano also called as the Maison de la Culture is situated along the extension of the Bassin du Commerce, one of the strategic landscapes of the city centre. It is set on a square (each side 120 metres) framed to the south, north and west by buildings designed by the Perret Atelier on an orthogonal grid. Niemeyer did not want to conceive buildings whose form would enter into contradiction with the surrounding architecture. An architect conscious of the urban impact of his work, he plays with oppositions of scales, mass and levels. His composition is oriented toward the diagonal axis of the square, but does not extend past the buildings which border it.
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gildasjan (38160) 2012-05-17 9:57
Un contraste saisissant entre le blanc de cette architecture et le bleu densifié de ce ciel obtenu par ce filtre.L'image est bien composée.
yaya13baut (3344) 2012-05-25 10:49
from this point of view, it really looks like a volcano and the little man on the bottom may be careful that it doesn't wake up.
fine light that gives very contrasted colours and good composition.
CLODO (24672) 2012-09-23 1:19
The front lines direct the eye towards the white "volvano", and the human presnence gives life to the shot. The use of a polarisant filter with a wide angle leads to have different blue hues in the sky, which is not fair. I like the white clouds seeming to go out from the volcano.
Have a nice sunday
- Copyright: Monika Gobrys (m00n) (2139)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Hoya Filter Polarisant
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-17 6:31