Conseil général du Doubs
Ateliers 2/3/4/ (architect + landscape designer) - Cabinet Barrès (architect on site) -
Guliver Design (graphic designer) - B. Paulet (landscape designer)
Nature of the project
Culture, Interior design
Refurbishment and extension of the Gustave Courbet Museum.
16 permanent exhibition rooms
5 temporary exhibition rooms
The La Loue spring landscaping
Refurbishment of the Courbet Family farme in Flagey
Inscription in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments
2 040 m² (Museum)
12 M€ for the 3 sites
9.2 M€ Museum
To express Gustave Courbet’s relationship with the geographical, political and social spirit of the region, 2/3/4/ opened the building onto the Ornans landscape to bring the visitor into the presence of the light, color and materials of the « Region ».
On numerous occasions along the museum itinerary, the visitor will rub shoulders with the Loue River and see distant ridgelines enter the building. Going to the source of the Loue and Flagey, this presence is also an invitation to continue with the landscape itself, the dialogue began in the museum; the painter’s birthplace. These surroundings have also been developed to recall the museum.
In turn, the exhibition design is a call for discretion in order to encourage a direct relationship with the artworks and the entire attention of the visitor. Joining the three houses is an opportunity, when passing through the party walls, to appreciate the depth of time and memory.