Transforming Nantes: In film

Stanton Williams’ first major project in France is featured in a new film by Crane TV.

In an interview with director Patrick Richard, the process behind the project to transform the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, is explained: “It’s about space, it’s about light and movement and displaying art. This is what architecture is about…Architecture is not just about making a building, it’s about the life that the building will take on afterwards. We want to design buildings that are timeless, they will be changed, altered and lived in.”

Historic buildings will be renovated and joined by a major new extension, glazed with innovative layers of Portuguese white marble and glass façade. The museum will be open to the public in 2016 and will be known as the Musée d’Art de Nantes.