Carré des Docks Le Havre Normandie

The congress centre Carré des Docks — an innovative sustainable building — offers a wide range of events from congresses and fairs to exhibitions and entertainment shows.

Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieExternal view of Carré des Docks at night.
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Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieExternal view of Carré des Docks.
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Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieOpera-ballet of Swan Lake in the 2 100-seat hall.
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Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieDetail of the rotating acoustic panels on the lateral walls
of the 2 100-seat hall.
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Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieThe 400-seat conference hall, used for concerts and congress
as well as for the plenary sessions of the local parliament.
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Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieThe 400-seat conference hall, used for concerts and congress
as well as for the plenary sessions of the local parliament.
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Carré des Docks Le Havre NormandieCarré des Docks, one of the three exhibition halls.
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Information Sheet

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Location   Le Havre, France.

Project Cost   22.5 million €.

Time Frame   Competition: 2014. Design: 2014-2015. Construction: 2015-2016. Opening: January 2017.

Owner   Société Publique des Docks, Le Havre.

Architect(s)   Richez Associés, and Paul Andreu Architecte, Paris.

Theatre Planner(s)   dUCKS Scéno, France.

Seat Count   A 2 100-seat hall for congress, performances and amplified concerts. A 400-seat meeting hall for congress and concerts. Lobby, reception spaces, exhibition spaces, translation booths, and technical rooms. Total area 19 300 m².

Uses   Congress centre will host business tourism, shows, concerts and within the whole Docks area, fairs and exhibitions will be organised.

Services   Full design contract, from basic design to construction and commissioning, including acoustic isolation, room acoustics and noise and vibration control. Design and Build with SPIE Batignolles Nord.

Team   Thomas Wulfrank, Johan Brulez, Kahle Acoustics.

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