Auditorium de Bordeaux
Bordeaux inaugurated its new symphonic auditorium, designed and built between a seven-storey car park and three levels of apartments on the site of the city centre's former cinema. If sound insulation was a challenge, the superposition turned out to be a very successful constraint.
New Build Auditorium de Bordeaux www.opera-bordeaux.com
Location Bordeaux, France.
Project Cost 28 million €.
Time Frame Acoustic consultant competition: 2004. Design: 2005-2008. Construction: 2009-2012. Opening: January 2013.
Owner City of Bordeaux.
Architect(s) Michel Pétuaud-Létang, Atelier aquitain d'Architectes associés (4A), Bordeaux www.4a-architectes.fr
Theatre Planner(s) dUCKS Scéno, France www.ducks.fr
Seat Count A 1 400-seat concert hall and a 300-seat modular hall. Total area 6 800 m².
Uses Concert hall for the Orchestre national Bordeaux-Aquitaine (State Orchestra, Bordeaux), guest performances by symphony and chamber orchestras, recitals, chamber music, operas and additional uses including congress and amplified music.
Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services, including participation in the original design concept, room acoustics, acoustic isolation and noise control.
Team Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager, Yann Jurkiewicz, Nathalie Faillet, Johan Brulez, Kahle Acoustics.
[ 2-page ]French overtures, Yann Jurkiewicz, Thomas Wulfrank, Eckhard Kahle, Auditoria Annual 2014, Issue no. 20, October 2013.
[ 2-page ]Auditorium de Bordeaux — Précision et richesse des timbres, Patrice Morel, Archi & Musique, AS 189-1306, 2013.
[ 2-page ]Lille — Bordeaux — Introduction générale, Patrice Morel, Archi & Musique, AS 189-1306, 2013.