Entry Title: "
Concert Venue, Aurillac, France"
Cecile Brisac - Edgar Gonzalez,
London, United Kingdom
Category: Architectural Design, Professional
Client:CommunautÃ© d'agglomÃ©ration du bassin d'Aurillac
Summary:4500-capacity multi-purpose hall for sport, trade shows and performance
value:Ã¢ï¿½Â¬ 8 500 000
Area:5 265 sqm
The building is a new venue for theatre, concerts, fairs and sports events. It contains
seating and a demountable stage for versatility. The main space can
accommodate up to 4500 people during performances.
As it is never permanently inhabited, the building is essentially a chamber for
events. Like stage scenery or a flamboyant costume, the building is meant to be seen from
afar. It is an instantly recognizable object. During the day, the sunlight plays with the
bespoke pyramidal-shaped glass bricks, producing glimmering effects and dramatic shadows.
In the evening the building awakens as the Fresnel lens-like surfaces of the glass bricks
the intensity of the coloured lighting scheme, producing a glittering facade.