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March 2, 2017

La Seine Musicale in Paris

The building “La Seine Musicale” is a combination of beautiful architecture and modern technology. This new cultural centre was commissioned by the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council and designed by architect Shigeru Ban

It includes a large 6,000-seat modular concert hall with capacity for three shows a day, an auditorium with 1,100 places designed for classical music, a singing school, an orchestra in residence and recording studios. The goal: establish a new standard for music centres. And do not forget all the technology that will be implemented in this building.

“The building recalls the image of a great ship”.

On 7 December 2016, the solar sail was installed. After a series of static tests, the teams successfully carried out their first kinematic tests of the sail. At the height of 45m, this 200-tonne structure moves nearly 5 metres per minute. Shigeru Ban, the Japanese architect, and Jean de Gastines, his French partner, have designed this fantastic building. And the building was design to recall the site´s industrial past while “playing with the reflections” on the water. And it will for sure become “a symbol of the western Paris”.

Transsolar webpage (link here)

Read more about La Seine Musicale about how they supported the entire HQE certification process during design and construction stages, as well as the organisation of the three certification audits. It resulted in a very ambitious environmental profile: 11 targets on a Very Performant level out of 14.

 ArchDaily.com (link here)

Check out the floorplans and CFD designs and large gallery of pictures. Firstly, the name: La Seine Musicale. It links music, an art that touches our souls and brings them together at each concert, to the river that shapes our region, and carries us well beyond it. The name calls to mind both its local foundation and its international outreach.

HDS Mag No. 52 (link here)

Download the journal and read more information about the La Seine Musicale. The journal is in French.