DESIGN
ACOUSTIQUE
PROGRAMMATION

Grand Palais of Champs Elysées, Paris

Photos

Grand Palais
Grand Palais
Grand Palais, modèle Catt-Acoustic

Technical Specifications

Scope :
Acoustic feasibility study

Budget :
NC

Acoustician :
STUDIO D A P

Seat count :
3000/5000 seats

Surface :
13 200 m²

Client :
EMOC – J.C. DUMONT, F. AUTIER, 30 rue du Château des Rentiers, 75013 PARIS

Website :
Grand Palais

The task was to evaluate under which conditions it was possible to produce different forms of artistic and music events inside the nave of the Grand Palais. The feasibility study integrates both the particular architectural features of the historical monument and the functional, acoustical and scenographic constraints of each type of event.

The project was carried out in various steps:

  • 1. Acoustical diagnosis of the Grand Palais nave from in situ measurements;
  • 2. Elaboration of a 3D computer model of the nave;
  • 3. From the acoustic measurements and computer model study results, analysis of the different options for the spatial distribution and characteristics of the scenic and public spaces;
  • 4. Description of the necessary arrangements for each type of event and their impact on the architecture, the overall functionality, the installation time and cost;
  • 5. Consulting advise for the realization of a big scale symphonic music concert.