Lille 3000 by Franklin Azzi Architecture
Not far from the mayor of Lille and its belfry, a former railway built in 1858 reopened its doors on March 14, 2009. Near Coffee Bugatti, opposite the Parc Jean-Baptiste Lebas, a shy brick gable wall has been covered with fluorescent tubes 90 cm long. They indicate: Gare Saint Sauveur.
Installed on an industrial wasteland of a few hectares, spreading to subway stations and Grand Palais Porte de Valenciennes, the location of the future cultural venue was the object of all covetousness. Intended for future development of the business district Euralille, the field finally returned to culture.
The Mairie de Lille in making this project a symbol of its cultural policy, alongside Martine Aubry, Didier Fusillier, also director of Lille 3000, beyond the dreams of success of the Tri Postal and houses Folie. He believes the Gare Saint-Sauveur must be “a meeting place where people can take the time to stop.” Multicultural, Lille wants to give its people the opportunity to invite where the hospitality is evident.
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