Zénith of Dijon
The huge awning over the forecourt, the soaring signal and the concert hall mark the landscape. The play on juxtaposed folded surfaces informs the formal design of the Zénith de Dijon, creating a highly distinctive silhouette. The soaring signal / screen is covered in a skin of aluminum with a richly varied texture. The structure houses the natural ventilation shafts that complement the ground-couple heat exchanger. During the day, depending on the light, the skin displays colourful interior surfaces, backlighting, and reflections of the sky. At night, it takes on a red glow and the screen lights up with show-related content.
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Concert hall of 8 000 seats.
Communauté de l’agglomération Dijonnaise
Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris
Philippe Chaix, Jean-Paul Morel, Rémy Van Nieuwenhove, Denis Germond
with Aurélia Leclerc
and Gary Masaero, José Miguel Pomares, Thomas Royer, Niccolo’ Ruggini, Aurélie de Seze
Inex, mechanical engineering
AEI, quantity surveying
Peutz & Associés, acoustics
Cicad, methods and management
Tribu, sustainable development
Vulcaneo, fire safety
Margaret Gray, signage
8 000 seats
Area : 11 500 m² SHON
Construction costs excl. VAT : 16 M €
Competition 2003 - completion 2005
On this project, we wanted to work specifically on five areas:
dialogue with the site, saving energy and maintenance, hygrothermal comfort at a lower energy cost and health, not to mention the acoustic comfort.
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