Location: Pont-Audemer, France.

Architect: Jakob + MacFarlane Architects.

akob + MacFarlane designed for a cinema complex in Pont-Audemer, France, which is located on the edge of the town and anchors a future commercial strip. Six movie theatres ranging in size from 40 to 280 seats are stepped up in section from the ground to first floor. The auditorium is highlighted in orange and the envelope in strong pink, emphasizing its suburban culture. The project meets the BBC (Low-Consumption Building) standard, including bioclimatic design, thermally efficient building envelope, solar protection, energy recovery system, free cooling system, and displacement ventilation.

Photo credit: Nicolas Borel.