Follow-up of the work
2022 — 2023

Rebuilding work on the CCNR building began in late January 2022, more than four years after the fire responsible for its closure. The rebuild is also an opportunity to implement an ambitious improvement project. As far as possible, the two projects will be carried out simultaneously and are scheduled for completion in summer 2023.

Like the other buildings in the neighborhood, the CCNR soars imposingly into the sky. It offers residents a panoramic view of the town and Rhone Valley. The wooden structure, which burned down and was then abandoned in 2017, now looks like a huge sleeping barn that contains forgotten treasures. To wake it up, CCNR’s team, the Ministry of Culture and local elected officials decided to rebuild the parts that had burned down and take over the first floor to open it up to the town.”


— Loïc Julienne, architecte


Renovation of the CCNR building

The rebuild is being project managed by VARIANCE group under the aegis of the Municipality of Rillieux-la-Pape. The renovation work was begun in January 2022 with funding from public partners, in particular the State recovery plan, and consists of replacing the six beams of the load-bearing structure that were damaged by the fire. To do this, all the fixtures and fittings placed under these beams will be removed. Only materials that were damaged will be repaired or replaced with identical materials.


First floor upgrade

In addition to the renovation, this work will make it possible to carry out the upgrade to the CCNR building outlined in 2015 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture. The project manager will be the original architect, Loïc Julienne.

What’s new:

  • Vast opening onto the forecourt
  • New reception area and dance space on the first floor
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Enhanced building security
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Building history

Built in 2005, the Centre Chorégraphique National in Rillieux-la-Pape was one of the first buildings in France specifically designed for a dance company, as well as a cultural space dedicated to dance. In this respect, the CCNR building is unique in France.

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Bâtiment du CCNR/Yuval Pick - 2016 © DR

Provisional calendar


January – site preparation
February-June – removal of structural work, frames and roofs
June-August – replacement of damaged beams and installation of the wooden structure (walls, walkways, floors…)
July-October – roofing, zinc work, waterproofing
September-December – carpentry, locksmithing, plastering and painting, electricity



January-February – rehabilitation of the auditorium (audiovisual networks, machinery, floors)
March – acceptance of the rehabilitation work
September – delivery of ground floor improvements


The CCNR’s rehabilitation work is financially supported by the State as part of the recovery plan, the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, the City of Rillieux-la-Pape and Grand Lyon – La Métropole.

Votre dossier
comprendra :

Pour les demandes “accueil-studio” sur l’année 2021.
Suite à l’incendie qui a endommagé une partie du Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape en octobre 2017, nous ne serons pas en mesure d’assurer une mise à disposition d’espace pour l’année 2020. Nous vous informerons des conditions d’accueil en fonction de l’évolution de la situation du bâtiment. 
Les apports en coproduction sont maintenus, pour nous adresser votre demande merci de nous envoyer vos dossiers comprenant :

• Le dossier de présentation de la création objet de la demande (préciser le nombre de personnes en résidence de création sur le projet ainsi que les dates de résidence prévisionnelles)
• Une présentation de la compagnie
• Le budget prévisionnel du projet
• Le calendrier prévisionnel de création, et éventuellement d’exploitation (avec date et lieu de la première)
• Les liens internet vers les captations vidéo de vos dernières créations (ou bien des DVD par courrier postal)