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Concert Venue, Aurillac, France 
Tuesday 28 Jun 2011
Lighting up the sky... 
Helene Binet 
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Brisac Gonzalez Architects create a colourful space on and off stage 

The building is a new venue for theatre, concerts, fairs and sports events. It contains retractable seating and a demountable stage for versatility. The main space can accommodate up to 4500 people during performances.

As it is never permanently inhabited, the building is essentially a chamber for ephemeral events. Like stage scenery or a flamboyant costume, the building is meant to be seen from afar.

It is an instantly recognizable object. During the day, the sunlight plays with the 25,000 bespoke pyramidal-shaped glass bricks, producing glimmering effects and dramatic shadows. In the evening the building awakens as the Fresnel lens-like surfaces of the glass bricks amplify the intensity of the coloured lighting scheme, producing a glittering facade.

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Status Completed
Value € 8 500 000(m€)
Brisac Gonzalez Architects

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