B018 is a music club on the site of the 'Quarantaine', a refugee quarter wiped out in an attack in January 1976. The project is built below ground -embedded in a concrete drum - to avoid the exposure of a mass that could be seen as a rhetorical monument. At rest, it is almost invisible. It comes to life in the late hours of the night when its articulated roof constructed in heavy metal retracts hydraulically, exposing the club to the world above.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture