D-Edge

Night Club

Client: Private | Architect: Triptyque + Mute Randloph
Surface: 450 m²
City: São Paulo | Country: Brazil
Schedule: 2002

D-Edge project is a machine to produce cultural, energy, economic and social activities, without losing sight of its original function: the distribution and promotion of culture in the form of concerts, sociability in the form of meetings, and economy in the form of fairs.

The land includes arable land, excellent accessibility, direct access to the banks of the Hérault, as well as a composting plant in its surroundings.

It seemed essential to us to work on the “genius loci” – the spirit of the place, raising the part of the ground to insert the project as an implant. This high “skin” functions as a lookout, a place for programmatic elements (drinking fountains, explanatory observation areas, etc.), a pedestrian and cyclist flow management system and support for sustainable development (production of biomass, etc.). The space formed by this lifting of land, circumscribed by large panels of polycarbonate, is naturally lit.

Since 2000, Triptyque Architecture has been exploring tools for contemporary and sustainable architecture and contributing to the development of urban areas. Today based in São Paulo and Paris, the agency created by Grégory Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud and Olivier Raffaelli completes its 15 years of creation.
Today recognized for its contemporary work and expertise in sustainable construction, the Triptyque agency is invited to create installations that are presented at the Hong Kong / Shenzhen biennial in 2009, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, at the London Festival of Architecture, at the Victoria & Albert Museum of London in 2010; and in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Center in Paris since January 2014.

General manager: Luiz Trindade | Project manager: Paulo Filisotti | Credits: Romulo Fialdini, Tuca Reines, Dashdot for video