The Montreuil conservatory, formerly known as the National School of Music and Dance, was inaugurated on October 2, 1976. Its architect, Claude Le Goas, designed it in 1968, a year that stands out for all the right reasons. He is also responsible for the Mozinor industrial building in Montreuil.
This amazing structure won a prize in 1976 for the most beautiful steel construction project in France, which was judged by the Syndicat de la Construction Métalle de France. It also won a prize in 1977 at the European Convention on Steel Construction.
In fact, its architecture, which has honeycomb-like compartments and is reminiscent of a beehive, is a practical example of the Modern Movement’s tenet that form follows function.
Light shells with rounded shapes are delivered to a metal structure in thin sheets of metal coated with resin. Each music session can be held in a conducive environment because to the level of sound insulation provided by the shells’ independence from one another. Finally, the structure is a component of an urbanism on slab, in which a raising shields the pedestrian-only forecourt from oncoming traffic.