La Comédie de Clermont, Scène nationale

The premises of the national scene, La Comédie 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.

La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 900-seat hall with its curved wall bands as seen from the stage.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 900-seat hall as seen from within its flytower.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 900-seat hall as seen from the stage.
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La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandDetail of the lateral wall of the 900-seat hall.
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La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandPerformance rehearsal in the 900-seat hall.
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La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandShow with live music on stage in the 900-seat hall.
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La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 350-seat multifunctional hall or Black Box.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 350-seat multifunctional hall or Black Box with its retractable seating.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandThe 350-seat multifunctional hall or Black Box with its retractable seating.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandRehearsal studio.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandEntrance to the national scene La Comédie.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandOn the former bus station site, the national scene La Comédie.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandReception hall with access to the performance halls.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
La Comédie de Clermont-FerrandReception hall with exterior view.
© Mathieu Noël for Eduardo Souto de Moura & Bruhat Bouchaudy
Information Sheet

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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, and Bruhat-Bouchaudy, France.

Theatre Planner(s)   Félix Lefebvre, Kanju, Paris.

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 Échologos Auvergne 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, Échologos Auvergne, France.

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