Gateway to the City

Gateway to the City

The striking MÉCA building in Bordeaux represents the city’s cultural renaissance.

When your planning your next road trip (eventually), you may have to drive through France to get to where you’re going. So why not make the most of it and head to Bordeaux on route

As well as the region being home to some of the best-known wine estates in the world, with roots that can be traced back 2000 years to Roman rule, there’s also a rather nice building worth inspecting.

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Inaugurated in June 2019, the Maison de l’Economie Créative et de la Culture in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s Creative and cultural economy centre), or MÉCA to you, sits on the banks of the Garonne and is positioned as a gateway to the city.

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Its dynamic layout is also in fitting with the city's new Euratlantique district in which it resides, which celebrates contemporary art, only adding to its appeal.

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Designed by Danish architect Bjaarke Ingels, we think it represents all that’s great about good design, and so it gets the Style nod of approval.