La Commanderie, Dole
A highly flexible hall with variable seat count and architecture for classical and rock music, as well as for theatre, conferences and sports games.
New Build La Commanderie www.lacommanderie-dole.fr
Location Dole, France.
Project Cost 7 million €.
Time Frame Winning entry competition: 2002. Design: 2003-2004. Construction: 2004-2006. Opening: November 2006.
Owner City of Dole.
Architect(s) Brigitte Métra, Métra & Associés, Paris brigittemetra.com
Theatre Planner(s) Michel Cova, dUCKS Scéno, France www.ducks.fr
Seat Count Multi-purpose room for various uses and varying seat counts, from 550 seats for theatre and small concerts, through 1900 (both seated and standing audience), up to 2900 (standing audience) for rock concerts, sport events, etc. Total area 6 600 m².
Uses Theatre and classical music, amplified music, congresses, professional sports events. Thanks to its sliding panels, the hall size is adaptable to the different uses. In the case of a big event, the separation between entrance and hall can be removed in order to get a single spacious hall.
Services Close collaboration with the architect and theatre planner in concept and design of this ultra flexible space. Comprehensive acoustic consulting services until the opening.
Team Eckhard Kahle, Nathalie Faillet, Kahle Acoustics.