One of the challenges of the architecture was to create a synergy with the fairground activities – parties, flea markets, circuses, etc. To resist and exist in relation to the vast expanse of the fairground, the structure is dense, sculptural and autonomous. The main concert hall is located on the first floor, overhanging the entrance on the northern side. For acoustic reasons, the concert rooms and recording studios are separate concrete boxes. The whole structure is enveloped in a light metal skin, while a double wall or over-roof that acts as an additional acoustic feature.
Modern Music Centre, Évreux, France
Architect: Hérault Arnod Architectes
Project manager: Camille Bérar
Cost evaluation: Michel Forgue
Area: 3,020 sqm