Zénith of La Réunion, Saint-Denis de la Réunion

The poly-lobed shape of the Zénith de Saint-Denis is due to an undulation in the plan, amplified by the simultaneous movement of the upper and lower edges of the roof-façade. Its inflections create a space adapted to the concert hall, enclosing the fan-shaped seating and offering further seating space in the axis of the hall. The bulging in the façade also serves to increase the volume of the hall and to accommodate the annexes. During the day, the aluminium surface of the façades reflects the colours of the sky. At night, the Zénith lights up with a play on colours that, in conjunction with its open-to-the-sky shape, works to evoke the image of an incandescent crater, which makes the venue stand out in the landscape.

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