Philharmonie de Paris New Concert Hall
Located within the Parc de la Villette park, the Philharmonie de Paris will be the new and very large concert hall within this major cultural area of Paris that is already home to the Cite des Sciences and the Cite de la Musique with the Musee de Musique Museum.
About the project for the Philharmonie de Paris
This project is a joint undertaking between the French government and the city of Paris and the idea is to construct a major new music complex that will become the home of the Orchestre de Paris, which is at present resident within the Salle Pleyel concert hall.
An international competition was launched and eventually six proposals were shortlisted and these finalists competed for the construction project management and eventually after the different proposals were presented with models and videos at the Cite de la Musique, the overall winner was the Ateliers Jean Nouvel company, which was first founded by Jean Nouvel back in 1970 and has become one of the largest architectural firms in France.
The construction site chosen for the new concert hall is located within the Parc de la Villette opposite the Grande Halle, which was the original cattle market built in the 1800s and is now classified as a historical monument in Paris. It is also adjacent to the Cite de la Musique on an area that was used purely for parking and covers an area of almost 20,000 metres squared.
The project is centred around a 2,400 seat concert hall, which will meet the demands of international standards with its acoustics and Jean Nouvel joined forces with Harold Marshall to accomplish this task. Yet the design of the concert hall is completely different to the classic style where the audience would be directly in from the musicians, and it takes on a completely different approach, by engaging the audience even further with the performers by having the seating arranged all the way round the stage.
And even though this concert hall is designed primarily to host major symphony orchestras from around the world, with the Paris Orchestra becoming a resident, the Philharmonie de Paris will also promote many other forms of music such as Jazz and other types of music from all over the world.
But in addition to the main concert hall, which will have a very modern and unique design, you will of course have the usual foyers and rehearsal rooms along with administration and technical rooms. Yet there is also going to be an educational wing where children and adults can learn about music along with exhibition spaces, a cafe and a restaurant.
Also, a very positive approach has been given to make this concert venue accessible to all including the disabled and they will be offering every visitor a personalised welcome, to make this more inviting, even to the younger generation.
And the Philharmonie de Paris is due to open its doors to the public for the first time in early 2014.
Related photo images
- Photos of Philharmonie de Paris 2014
- Photos of Parc de la Villette
More information and attractions in Parc de la Villette
- Parc de la Villette Park in Paris
- History On The Parc de la Villette
- Argonaute Submarine In Paris
- Cabaret Sauvage Shows in Paris
- Cite de la Musique Music Hall In Paris
- Le Trabendo Concert And Music Venue
- Musee de la Musique Museum
- Cafe de la Musique - Now Cafe des Concerts
- Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie
- The Geode Cinema
- The Peniche Cinema
- The Fontaine aux Lions de Nubie
- Le Hall de la Chanson
- Canal de l'Ourcq
- La Grande Halle de la Villette
- Centre Equestre de la Villette horse riding school
- Le Zenith De Paris La Villette
- My Boat restaurant
- Pavillon Paul Delouvrier
- Theatre Paris-Villette
- Tartes Kluger
- Pont Flottant Villette
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