The Bourg-La-Reine events centre project aims to link the future CAEL with its environment. At a large scale, it appears like a logo in the larger urban landscape; on the approach, it has an autonomy allowing it to be viewed as a unique building which gives it its status as a public facility. The volume of the future CAEL transcends what could appear to be constraints. It has a polymorphic geometry which grows wider, and folds to form one; like a sculpture carved from a single block. It is well suited to the alignments and urban planning regulations which apply to the location. On the upper floors, one of the building’s corners opens up to provide views and light at its heart, and a generous outdoor terrace in a very restricted space. The entire hall is a generous space. All the reception activities emerge from the public space and can be extended outside; the link with the vegetation and light is maintained. The public space is “invited” into the building and vice versa. The envelope is insulated outside and surrounded by glazed white brick. The choice of this construction technique has different benefits: energy performance, sustainability and multiple ways to use the brick. Sometimes a classic arrangement, sometimes jutting out or recessed, sometimes present, sometimes absent, or as a mashrabiya, the brick tames the light and even plays with it… Between moulding and texture, the façades change continually depending on their position. The shadows created by the interplay between the bricks, changing throughout the day and seasons depending on the sun’s position. The brick itself reacts differently to the light depending on the side, its grain, mattness or shine. The architecture of the indoor spaces tends towards positive aesthetics. This architecture reflects a logical use of relatively restricted constructed space. The “base” of the future CAEL (ground floor and 1st floor) houses the programme’s main activities – reception, multi-purpose room, kitchen, offices. On the second, third and fourth floors, the remaining cultural centre activities. Meeting spaces are offered on each level with natural light and views. All activities take place around the large open-air terrace.