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BUILDING
 
 
Opéra de Lyon
Lyon Opera House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Jean Nouvel

Emmanuel Blamont

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CONTEXT
 
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
Jean Nouvel, Emmanuel Blamont, Lyon Opera House, Opéra de Lyon, France, Société Kephren
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MATERIALS
 
glass, iron

Roof in iron and glass

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
France [France]
Region
Rhône-Alpes
District
Isére
Town
Lyon
Neighborhoods
Arrondissement 1
Address
Place de la Comédie
 
 
Telephone
+33.(0)4.72.00.45.45
Fax
+33.(0)4.72.00.45.46
Website
E-mail
rpublic@opera-lyon.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Theatres
Operations on existing buildings
Renovation, rehabilitation and restructuring
Extension, superelevation
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1986    
Realisation
1993
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AWARDS
 
1993
Equerre d'Argent
Prix du meilleur bâtiment français de l'année
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
El Croquis 65/66, 1998 [Jean Nouvel 1987-1998], 3rd revised edition, pp. 170-185
"Opera house", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 280, january 1994, pp. 90-143
"Lyon opera house, Lyon, France", A+U. Architecture and Urbanisme 280, january 1994, pp. 118-143 (90-143)
Paul Vermeulen, "Een spel van verleiding: Nouvel Opera te Lyon / A seductive game: Nouvel Opera, Lyon", Archis 1/1994, januari/january 1994, pp. 38-43
Jacques Lucan, "Jean Nouvel: elogio del chiaroscuro", Domus 752, settembre/september 1993, pp. 33-34 (33-45)
Antonio Martinelli (photo), "Jean Nouvel. Teatro dell'Opera a Lione", Domus 752, settembre/september 1993, pp. 35-45 (33-45)
Jacques Lucan, "L'Opera de Lyon / The Opera at Lyon", Moniteur Architecture AMC 44, septembre/september 1993, pp. 44-49
Jean-Francois Pousse, "Onirisme: l'opera de Lyon / Lyon opera house", Techniques et Architecture 409, août-septembre/august-september 1993, pp. 102-111
"Expanded opera house is a performance unto itself", Architectural Record 7/1993, july 1993, p. 26
Denis Picard, "Nouvel au coeur de Lyon / Nouvel in the heart of Lyon", Connaissance des arts 497, juillet-août/july-august 1993, pp. 28-35
Francis Rambert, Jean-Pierre Cousin, "Opera de Lyon: les coulisses de l'exploit / Opera de Lyon: behind the scenes", D'A. D'Architectures 36, juin/june 1993, pp. 8-10
"Construire en centre ancien / Building in an ancient town centre", Architecture intérieure. CREE 254, juin-juillet/june-july 1993, pp. 100-131
"Opera de Lyon, Lyon", Architecture intérieure. CREE 254, juin-juillet/june-july 1993, pp. 118-131 (100-131)
Patrick Stefan Rheinert, "Oper in Lyon / Opera house in Lyon", Bauwelt 24, juni/june 1993, p. 1244
"Opera de Lyon la modernità dentro e fuori il teatro / Lyon Opera House modernity inside and out", L'Arca 26, aprile/april 1989 [L'edificio integrato / Building science], "l'Arca2", p. 100
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CLIENT
 
 
Ville de Lyon - Direction Générale des Services Techniques
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Capacity
hall 900/1300 seats
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Société Kephren
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STAFF
 
Project
Jean Nouvel, Emmanuel Cattani & Associés
Preliminary project
Jean Nouvel, Emmanuel Blamont
Project architect
Jean Nouvel
Project leader
Eric Maria (project)
François Raynaud (competition)
Collaborators
Marie-France Baldran, Léa Thirode, Stéphane Robert, Viviane Morteau, Chaouki Chahwan
Lighting engineer
Yann Kersale (lighting of the vault)
Settings
Jacques Le Marquet
Grafica
Sabine Rosant
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Restructure and widening of the building of the Opéra, constructed to the end of XIX the century in the center city; it's been conserved the facades of neo-classic style and the hall.
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Philippe Ruault
Courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel, Emmanuel Blamont, Lyon Opera House, Opéra de Lyon, France, Société Kephren



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