JEAN MARIE TJIBAOU CULTURAL CENTER PDF

Housed within beautifully designed buildings and landscaped grounds, the centre sits just minutes from the city, offering a fantastic selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions to discover. Situated on eight hectares of land between Magenta and Tina bays, the site encompasses an art centre, a museum, performance spaces, a library, a landscaped park and more. Named after the Kanak political leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou , the Tjibaou Cultural Centre was constructed to celebrate the history and culture of the local Kanak people, and to recognise the cultural diversity that exists within the wider Pacific region. Since its inauguration in May , the Tjibaou Cultural Centre has proved to be a popular destination. Every year, the cultural centre welcomes over , visitors, half of which are occasional visitors coming to discover the site and the exhibitions on display. An architectural masterpiece Voir plus Modern architecture in harmony with Kanak culture After making your way through the entrance, you can admire the architecture of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, designed by Renzo Piano and characterised by a subtle blend of contemporary design and references to Kanak culture.

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Housed within beautifully designed buildings and landscaped grounds, the centre sits just minutes from the city, offering a fantastic selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions to discover. Situated on eight hectares of land between Magenta and Tina bays, the site encompasses an art centre, a museum, performance spaces, a library, a landscaped park and more. Named after the Kanak political leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou , the Tjibaou Cultural Centre was constructed to celebrate the history and culture of the local Kanak people, and to recognise the cultural diversity that exists within the wider Pacific region.

Since its inauguration in May , the Tjibaou Cultural Centre has proved to be a popular destination. Every year, the cultural centre welcomes over , visitors, half of which are occasional visitors coming to discover the site and the exhibitions on display.

An architectural masterpiece Voir plus Modern architecture in harmony with Kanak culture After making your way through the entrance, you can admire the architecture of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, designed by Renzo Piano and characterised by a subtle blend of contemporary design and references to Kanak culture. It is a museum, a multimedia library, a congress centre, an auditorium, a research and creation centre, and a botanic garden.

The ten huts are positioned next to a flat, lower building with an adjoining alley that leads to each hut. Kanak art under the spotlight A journey into the heart of Kanak art and heritage awaits you. Several exhibitions showcase the richness of tribal art, featuring carved rooftop spears, everyday objects and intricately carved ritual sculptures, reflecting the diversity of contemporary Kanak and Oceanian art. The Bwenadoo hut, for example, houses Kanak heritage exhibitions, with objects lent by international museums, including the Quai Branly in Paris.

A wide choice of events take place throughout the year, showcasing a selection of great local and international productions. The beauty of the centre certainly brings a touch of magic to these events. Besides the permanent and temporary exhibitions, the centre also hosts artistic residencies in a dedicated structure.

As you make your way along the path, you will some to understand the close relationship that exists between nature and culture in Kanak society, as well as the importance it gives to plants.

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The arrangement consists of 10 units called "cases," or hut pavilions, arranged in three groups or village clusters with one tall hut the largest is 28 metres high in each cluster representing the traditional "Great Hut" of the Kanak Chiefs. The main axis of the Cultural Centre somewhat off the cardinal axis consists of many covered walkways, green spaces, outdoor rooms, and gardens that are interlinked with the pavilions or cases and also with the smaller office buildings. The arrangement of the structures around the main axis has a symbolic content for the Kanaks. All the huts are of different sizes and different functions, but with the consistent form of vertically positioned shell-like structures which resemble the traditional huts of a Caledonian Village. They are arranged in a row sequentially along a lower rectangular path that follows the gentle curve of the peninsula. It forms a unique cultural ensemble at the Cultural Centre of arts built with wood technology using long-lasting iroko wood.

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It is located on a spit of land called the Tina Peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides. The structure and above all, the functionality of New Caledonian huts were reproduced and adapted, architecturally as well as socially. There are ten huts, of three different sizes, from 20 to 28m in height, all interconnected by a footpath. Within the Cultural Center , these huts serve various functions. The first group comprises exhibition spaces, the second series of huts houses research areas, a conference room and a library. The last series of huts contains studios for music, dance, painting, and sculpture.

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