Auditorium de Dijon, Dijon, France
Auditorium de Dijon opened in November 1998. The 1600-seat Auditorium is the first French facility purpose-designed, and built, to properly accommodate a wide range of programs including orchestra, orchestra with chorus, chamber orchestra, opera, dance, musical theater, recitals, speech theater, and variety attractions. The Auditorium provides seating on the main floor and two balconies.
The stage, side stage, and rear stage accommodate theatrical productions and concerts. Artec's concert theatre design utilizes the lower portion of the stagehouse as a reverberance chamber for orchestral concerts and recitals. The cubage of the reverberance chamber can be adjusted by careful placement of towers and drapery, as well as by opening or closing the walls between the rear stage and/or the side stage with the stagehouse proper.
Artec's design for the theatre equipment permits quick changeovers during performances. The large orchestra pit/forestage extension lifts and motorized audience seating wagons enable quick shifts from concert platforms of varying scale, to patron seating. Adjustable acoustics devices, banners, and curtains reduce sound reflections within the room. The concert ceiling stores high above the performance area and out of the way of the stagehouse flying system; concert towers are stored in a large room behind the rear stage.
Artec provided Design and Planning services covering Auditorium Design, Facility Planning, Specialized Performance Equipment Systems Design and Noise & Vibration control consulting for the Auditorium de Dijon. The architect was Arquitectonica International Corporation of Florida, USA.