The Paris Philharmonie

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The Philharmonie de Paris, the new 2,400 seat concert hall designed by the architect Jean Nouvel for the Orchestre de Paris, opened last month in the northeats of the city.
Jean Nouvel won the design competition for the auditorium in 2007 and has made use of the technical skills of two field’s world leader for calibrated the acoustics of the main concert hall.
As far as acoustics are concerned, the concert hall will envelope the audience around the stage, following the model pioneered by the Berlin Philharmonie, in order to intensify the feeling of intimacy between the performers and their audiences.
The facade is one of the recurring elements in the projects of the french architect, which is usually used metal surfaces to create light effects around buildings.
In The Philharmonie the facade is covered in some 340,000 cast-aluminium pieces meant to suggest shape of birds.
So if you are in Paris, this is one of the things not to be missed!photo via The Telegraph and Wallpaper


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