Angers Congress Centre

Angers, France

The Centre des Congrès in Angers offers more than conference and meeting facilities, it also hosts exhibitions, receptions, Premiers Plans film festival events, and concerts, with regular performances by the Pays de la Loire National Orchestra. To meet the needs of its varied programming and current compliance regulations, the City of Angers decided to renovate the technical installations in the existing 1,200-seat auditorium and 400-seat conference hall.

Adapting the main auditorium to be able to host a large symphonic orchestra one week and a film festival event the next provided technical and acoustic challenges that had to be addressed in the room’s design. We’ve added modern technology and adjustable acoustics to the room as well as an integrated orchestra shell to further improve the acoustics of the space.

The building’s public and administration spaces have also been reorganized, and a new 400-seat multipurpose hall has been added to increase the venue’s capability to host simultaneous events.

Angers Congress Centre
Credit: KUN Architecture
Credit: KUN Architecture
Credit: KUN Architecture
Owner

City of Angers

Architect

Frédéric Rolland & Associés

Acoustician

Theatre Projects

Users

Angers Congress and the Orchestre National de la Pays de Loire

Seat count

1200

Construction type

Renovation

Theatre type

Concert hall, Conference center

Services

Theatre planning, theatre design, theatre equipment design and specification, acoustics

Completion

2018

Angers Congress Centre
Credit: KUN Architecture