La Comédie de Clermont, Scène nationale

The premises of the national scene, La Comédie de Clermont are built on the former coach station of the City. It is the end result of a collaboration between the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura and the Clermont-Ferrand based architects Bruhat-Bouchaudy. Prix d'architectures 10 + 11 édition 2021.

Information Sheet

New Build La Comédie de Clermont, Scène nationale   lacomediedeclermont.com/

Location Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Project Cost 31 million €.

Time Frame Competition: 2015. Design: 2016. Construction: 2017. Opening: 2020.

Owner City of Clermont-Ferrand.

Architect(s) Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portugal  •  Bruhat-Bouchaudy, France   bruhat-bouchaudy.com

Theatre Planner(s) Félix Lefebvre, Kanju, Paris   www.kanju.fr

Seat Count The cultural scene has a 900-seat capacity hall, a 350-seat modular hall, a rehearsal studio, an exhibition hall, a cultural mediation space, two foyers and a café/restaurant. Total area 9 500 m².

Uses The national scene La Comédie stages a wide variety of international contemporary works, be they focused on dance, theatre or music.

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

Team Eckhard Kahle, Thomas Wulfrank, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Yohan Lechevalier, Salto Ingénierie, France.

01/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 900-seat hall with its curved wall bands as seen from the stage. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
02/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 900-seat hall as seen from the stage. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
03/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 900-seat hall as seen from within its flytower. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
04/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandDetail of the lateral wall of the 900-seat hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
05/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandPerformance rehearsal in the 900-seat hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
06/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandShow with live music on stage in the 900-seat hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
07/15La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand3D Acoustic optimization of the 900-seat hall. Visual © Kahle Acoustics
08/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 350-seat multifunctional hall or black box with its retractable seating. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
09/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 350-seat multifunctional hall or black box with its retractable seating. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
10/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 350-seat multifunctional hall or black box. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
11/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandRehearsal studio. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
12/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandReception hall with access to the performance halls. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
13/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandReception hall with exterior view. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
14/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandEntrance to the national scene La Comédie. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
15/15La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandOn the former bus station site, the national scene La Comédie. Photo © Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy