A Fluid, Undulating Surface Unifies Disparate Uses at Site Verrier

When the 250-year-old glass-making factory at the heart of Meisenthal, a village in Northeastern France, closed its doors in 1969, it didn’t stay empty for long. Local creatives soon moved in, claiming parts of the one-hectare complex — which had first risen to fame for its collaborations with art nouveau innovator Émile Gallé — for a mix of formal and informal uses. Before long, they had repurposed areas for a glass museum, a cultural space known to host the occasional rock concert, and the Centre International d’Art Verrier (CIAV), which is dedicated to promoting the region’s historic skills in France and abroad.

Fast-forward to 2014, and the architects at New York’s SO – IL won a competition to unify these many disparate…

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