Entry Title: " Concert Venue, Aurillac, France"
Name:
Cecile Brisac - Edgar Gonzalez
, London, United Kingdom
Category: Architectural Design, Professional


Entry Description:

Client:Communauté d'agglomération du bassin d'Aurillac Summary:4500-capacity multi-purpose hall for sport, trade shows and performance Project
value:� 8 500 000 Date:2004-2007 Area:5 265 sqm The building is a new venue for theatre, concerts, fairs and sports events. It contains retractable
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
ephemeral 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
25,000 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
amplify the intensity of the coloured lighting scheme, producing a glittering facade.

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