AS architecture-studio composes auditorium for paris’ maison de la radio
photo by luc boegly

 

 

 

nine years after winning an international competition to restructure paris’ ‘maison de la radion’, AS architecture-studio has completed a major milestone in the development’s ongoing regeneration. the transformation project involves the construction of a 1461-seat auditorium, which provides the city with an internationally recognized symphony hall.

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

 

 

 

within the volume, seats are distributed around the orchestra in small blocks – a layout which brings the audience closer to the stage, while suspended balconies are articulated vertically. consequently, the furthest distance from the audience and the stage is under 18 meters.

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

 

 

 

clad in timber, the walls are broken down into many facets, creating a large marquetry relief structured by a rhythm of horizontal lines. to ensure outstanding acoustics, AS architecture-studio enlisted the skills of the acoustics engineer yasu toyota of nagata acoustics for both the final geometry as well as the quality of linings on each wall.

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AS architecture-studio were also responsible for the completion of a smaller 840-seat concert hall
photo by luc boegly

 

 

 

a large timber acoustic reflector is suspended at 14.50 meters above the stage and deflects the sound to the musicians and audience. the ceiling is also divided in different timber planes that overlap and follow in an upward movement the fragmentation of the balconies to reinforce the enveloping character of the hall.

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

 

 

 

AS architecture-studio were also responsible for the completion of a smaller 840-seat concert hall, designed to accommodate all types of music. the development is currently on track to be completed in its entirety by 2017.

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
photo by luc boegly

AS architecture-studio maison de la radio grand auditorium paris designboom
rendering by AS architecture-studio

 

drawings

project info:

 

client: radio france
architect and group’s representative: AS architecture-studio
mission: complete design and construction supervision
building surface: 110,000 sqm
total construction cost: €241.5 million euro
grand auditorium construction cost: €35 million euro
competition: 2005
full completion: 2017
photography: luc boegly

 

co-contractors
engineering: jacobs france
fire safety: cabinet casso
quantity surveyor: eco cités

 

sub-contractors
façades: T/E/S/S
scenography: changement à vue
grand auditorium acoustics: nagata acoustics
building acoustics: jean-paul lamoureux
landscape design: michel desvigne
lighting design: 8’18’’