Cultural Center Saint-Vaast, Arras

Gravity and grace


In the former abbey of St Vaast (eighteenth century) realization of a cultural pole including the following activities: media library, museum, music conservatory, cultural office and tourist routes. Environmental approach: acoustic, hygrothermal and visual comfort, energy and water management.

Photos: © Moatti-Rivière agency

Technical sheet

Competition: winning project
Client: City of Arras.
Location: 22 Rue Paul Doumer, 62000 Arras
Surface area: 20,000 m²
Mission: architecture and museography
HT works cost: 30 M €
Delivery : –

Project Management Team:
Agence Moatti – Rivière, Mandatory Architect
Alain-Charles Perrot, Chief Architect, Historic Monuments
Design offices: SETEC (BET TCE), Tess (BET structure), Scénos-Associés (associated museograph), Bureau Michel Forgue (economy), Avel, (acoustics).