Lille Museum of Modern Art: Ductal® Perforated Panels
Rolland Simounet built the Lille Museum of Modern Art near Parc du Héron in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France in 1983. Architect Manuelle Gautrand recently renovated and expanded the existing building. Its new façade is made up of perforated panels 5.5 m wide, 3 m to 8 m high and 7 to 9 cm thick of Ductal® with organic fibres covering 185 m².
Characteristics of the project
185 m² of perforated panels of Ductal® with organic fibres, maximum size 5.5 m x 8 m x 9 cm
It facilitated the production of large thin panels and random openings that would have been impossible to fabricate with reinforced concrete. The mineral texture of Ductal® also facilitated the harmonization of the museum extension with the concrete shell and the Parc du Héron heritage site.