The Paris Philharmonic rings out its first notes!

Major new symphony venue on the outskirts of Paris

With its audacious architecture, the work of Jean Nouvel, and its auditorium comparable with the largest symphony concert halls in the world, this magnificent building dedicated to music has, from its beginnings, benefited from exceptional technical expertise. The project was designed under the Egis BIM expertise (Building Information Modelling).

Date : 2007/2014
Duration: 7 years
Client: AJN
Contractor: Philharmonic Society of Paris
Funding: Public
Architect: Brigitte METRA and Jean NOUVEL
Construction duration: 3 years

Project overview

In addition to its concert hall with a capacity of 2400 seats, this grand complex of 19 600 m²  include also two large rehearsal rooms. Designed for symphonic music, this place hosts also jazz and world music concerts throughout the year.

The structure is complex, due to the venue's location (close to the ring road), as well as its demanding acoustic and architectural requirements: "enveloping" concert hall, no posts, diverse spaces (exhibition space, restaurant underneath the concert hall, terrace roof over the rehearsal rooms, etc.).

Our missions

As a member of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction team, Egis was responsible for the technical fluids and structural engineering. This mission is on-going with Egis monitoring the works and approving working drawings.

The Egis’ teams were led by Pierre Bock and Hervé Maurer, who jointly received the 2014 Grand National Engineering Prize for Construction and Fit Out for their Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) work, requiring extreme precision, in particular concerning the design of the suspended balconies.

Egis was also awarded at the 2015 FIDIC AWARDS, for the Paris Philharmonic engineering.

This project received the Egis expertise in terms of Building Information Modelling.

By fostering the collaborative works conducted by the partners and the modelling of the project during its full lifecycle, BIM allows to ensure controlled costs while meeting the highest technical and environmental standards.