Zenith Music Hall
The new Zenith Music Hall, with its playful form and
character, is an important project for the exhibition area in
Strasbourg. It will give new impulse to the future development of
the city's infrastructure.
The building is to be understood as a single, unifying and autonomous sculpture. By layering and rotating the ellipsoid metal facade structure, the design acquires a very dynamic character. This is underlined with the translucent textile membrane, which covers the steel-frame and creates magnificent light effects.
The 10,000 seats are arranged in a circular pattern within the tiered structure offering the audience flawless conditions for visibility, acoustics, comfort and safety.
During the day the building appears as a monolith of calmness,
at night, when the inner experience is transmitted to the outside
thought the translucent orange textile skin, the building becomes a
light sculpture. Projections on the outer skin create playful
effects and converts the facade into a huge billboard.
The Zenith concept dates back to the early 80's when the French
Ministry of Culture recognized the need to create regional
large-scale entertainment venues, responding to the growing demands
of pop and rock culture. Since then 14 more venues have landed all
across the French nation but this one in with Strasbourg being the
Facts about Zenith Music Hall
Building area: 16,564 m2
Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
PERTUY Construction, Strasbourg
Structure and Mechanical:
Z&M Zwahlen & Mayr SA, CH Aigle
A& T, Montigny les Bretonneux
Form TL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau gmbh
CANOBBIO S.p.A., Castelnuovo Scrivia
Communitée urban de Strasbourg (S.E.R.S.)
Last updated: December 14, 2012