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.

Information Sheet

New Build Carré des Docks — Le Havre Normandie   www.dockslehavre.com

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, Paris   richezassocies.com  •  Paul Andreu Architecte   www.paul-andreu.com

Theatre Planner(s) dUCKS Scéno, France   www.ducks.fr

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.

01/10Carré des DocksExternal view of Carré des Docks at night. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
02/10Carré des DocksExternal view of Carré des Docks at night. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
03/10Carré des DocksView on stage of the 2 100-seat hall. Photo © Georges De Kinder
04/10Carré des DocksView of the 2 100-seat hall from the parterre. Photo © Georges De Kinder
05/10Carré des DocksDetail of the rotating acoustic panels on the lateral walls of the 2 100-seat hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
06/10Carré des DocksOpera-ballet of Swan Lake in the 2 100-seat hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
07/10Carré des DocksThe 2 100-seat hall. Photo © Georges De Kinder
08/10Carré des DocksThe 400-seat conference hall, used for concerts and congress as well as for the plenary sessions of the local parliament. Photo © Georges De Kinder
09/10Carré des DocksThe 400-seat conference hall, used for concerts and congress as well as for the plenary sessions of the local parliament. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
10/10Carré des DocksCarré des Docks, one of the three exhibition halls. Photo © Kahle Acoustics