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Halle de la Courrouze

A former military arsenal from the 19th century, La Halle de la Courrouze is located in the commune of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, to the south-west of Rennes. Its surrounding area is undergoing extensive transformation, with the construction of new schools, housing and various facilities, including a new metro line and station. La Halle de la Courrouze has been fully renovated and was inaugurated in 2014 for the 4th edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes. Its open space, divided only by metal columns, and measuring some 1,700 square metres, can be adapted to any kind of event.


Halle de la Courrouze
Rue Lucie et Raymond Aubrac
35136 Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande

Bus C6 -Coeur de Courrouze
Vélo STAR - La Courrouze

The Halle de la Courrouze has been set up by Territoires et Développement, with support from the City of Rennes and Rennes Metropole.


The science fiction culture of the 1970s showed it all well: the paroxysm of modernity, with its apocalyptic climax, quite often lies in the merger between the organic and the mechanical, the symbiosis between nature, animality, humanity, and mechanics, with, by turns, one holding sway over the other. The exhibition in the Halle de la Courrouze features the chaos of this excessive modernity, where factories become living organisms, and organisms become factories, where trees are sources of electricity, where bodies are pneumatic and electric, and where elements circulate, flow and ooze in closed circuits.