Multi Purpose Hall - Aurillac
Multi purpose hall for sport, trade shows and performance
Aurillac is at the edge of Frances Massif Central mountain region.The site is situated near the citys main train station, an area that is under regeneration to provide a stronger link with the citys historic centre.
The building is a new venue for theatre, concerts,fairs and sports events. It will contain retractable seating and demountable stage for versatility. The main space will be able to accommodate up to 4500 people during performances.
Three ribbons of concrete that vary in shape and texture define the building. Their juxtaposition delineates the different zones of the building: entry, storage and back of house facilities. The upper ribbon is made of prefabricated concrete panels with a regular grid of glass bricks. It creates a nine-meter high cavity of varying width that contains the buildings services and technicalaccess. Fluorescent lights with colour filters within, will allow the buildings temperament to continually change in the evenings.