La Comédie, Clermont-Ferrand

The national scene La Comédie will open its doors for the 2019-2020 season in its brand new premises built on the former coach station of the City. The project is the result of a collaboration between the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura and the Clermont-Ferrand based architects Bruhat-Bouchaudy.

La Comédie, Clermont-FerrandFuture headquarters of La Comédie on the site of the former coach station of the city.
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La Comédie, Clermont-FerrandFuture reception hall.
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La Comédie, Clermont-FerrandRendering of the 900-seat hall.
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La Comédie, Clermont-FerrandSection of the 900-seat hall.
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La Comédie, Clermont-FerrandSection of the 350-seat multifunctional Black Box theatre.
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Locatie   Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Bouwkosten   21.5 million €.

Periode   Competition: 2015. Design: 2016. Construction: 2017. Opening: september 2019.

Opdrachtgever   City of Clermont-Ferrand.

Architect(en)   Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portugal, and Bruhat-Bouchaudy, France.

Theateradviseur(s)   Félix Lefebvre, Kanju, Paris.

Capaciteit   The new cultural scene will have a 900-seat capacity hall, a 350-seat modular hall, a rehearsal studio, an exhibition hall, a cultural mediation space, two foyers and a cafe/restaurant. Total area 9 500 m².

Gebruik   The national scene La Comédie stages a wide variety of international contemporary works, be they focused on dance, theatre or music. It has a yearly participation of 90%. The director will reinforce the quality of the programme in order to contribute to the city's vibrancy and the citizens' well being.

Werkzaamheden   Comprehensive acoustic consulting services for the entire project from competition to commissioning. In collaboration with Échologos Auvergne for building acoustics (including participation in room acoustics for certain rooms) and local supervision.

Adviseur(s)   Eckhard Kahle, Thomas Wulfrank, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Yohan Lechevalier, Échologos Auvergne, France.

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