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Auditoriums Meet

NEW PROJECTS: The Philharmonie de Paris to be presented in Edinburgh

The Philharmonie de Paris, the stunning new 2,400 seat concert hall currently under construction in France’s capital city, will be showcased to the live entertainment venue industry at AuditoriumsMeet 2012 (30 October – 1 November 2012, Edinburgh).

Set to open in September 2014, the Philharmonie de Paris is a joint undertaking financed by the French government and the city of Paris, with the support of the Greater Paris region, to build a major new music complex in the Parc de la Villette.

Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the project is centred on a 2,400-seat concert hall and includes an educational wing aimed at reaching out to a broad spectrum of the public. Situated in a park that already has a cultural focus, in an up-and-coming district on the northeast edge of Paris, and clearly visible from the outer suburbs of the city, the innovative architectural design of the complex (pictured) will make a strong statement.

And this autumn, Geoffroy Vauthier, Technical Studies and Acoustic Manager, Philharmonie de Paris will join the international speaking line-up at AuditoriumsMeet 2012 to showcase the hall within the popular ‘Drawing Board’ session of the programme for Edinburgh.

“We are very excited to present the Philharmonie in Edinburgh,” commented Vauthier.

“The project is much more than just a concert hall. The development will cover an area of approximately 20,000 square metres and will include administrative and technical rooms, an educational wing, exhibition spaces, a café, a restaurant, and all the necessary logistical and technical facilities, in addition to the main concert hall, its foyers and rehearsal rooms.”

Designed principally to host major symphony orchestras – with the Orchestre de Paris as the resident orchestra – the Philharmonie de Paris will also promote other forms of musical expression such as jazz and world music.

“The acoustics of the concert hall itself will be world class,” continues Geoffroy, “With an innovative design that will meet the highest international standards.”

Network with the Philharmonie de Paris, and a world of new projects at , 30 October – 1 November 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Image credits: Philharmonie de Paris / Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Artefactory ©




About the speaker:

A French civil engineer Geoffroy Vauthier, born in 1974, is currently Technical Studies and Acoustic Manager for the construction of Paris’ new Philharmonic Hall.

Previously, he was involved in the construction of the French Embassy in Berlin (Pariser Platz) and, within the City of Paris Agency for Major Heritage and Architecture Projects, on the renovations of the Picasso and Modern Art Museums.


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