L'Astrada Marciac

The Astrada hosts one of the most renowned jazz festivals in France, Jazz in Marciac, which attracts several hundreds of thousands visitors a year.

L'AstradaL'Astrada Marciac.
L'AstradaView from the “bergerie”: a side balcony with no seat,
offering a bird's eye view of the stage.
L'AstradaL'Astrada Marciac.
L'AstradaMain façade of L'Astrada Marciac.
L'AstradaHall of L'Astrada Marciac.
Information Sheet


Location   Marciac, France.

Project Cost   4 million €.

Time Frame   Winning competition entry in 2007. Design 2008-2009. Construction 2009-2011. Opening May 2011.

Owner   Syndicat mixte d'Études et d'Aménagement du Grand Site de Marciac (City and Region of Marciac, Département du Gers).

Architect(s)   Atelier d'architecture King Kong, Bordeaux.

Theatre Planner(s)   Michel Cova, dUCKS Scéno, France.

Seat Count   500-seat concert hall, mainly for “Jazz in Marciac”. Total area 1 500 m².

Uses   Jazz concerts, both amplified and unplugged, other amplified events, theatre plays and classical music concerts.

Services   Participation in concept and basic design, comprehensive acoustic consulting services.

Team   Yann Jurkiewicz, Project Manager, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

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