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 add a new 400-seat conference hall to increase the venue’s capability to host simultaneous events.

Adapting the main auditorium to host a large symphonic orchestra one week and a film festival the next posed several technical and acoustic challenges. We’ve designed and specified modern theatre technology and adjustable acoustics for the room as well as an integrated orchestra shell to further improve the acoustics. The building’s public and administration spaces have also been reorganized.

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

City of Angers

Architect

Frédéric Rolland & Associés | KUN Architecture

Acoustician

Theatre Projects

Users

Angers Congress and the Orchestre National de la Pays de Loire

Seat count

400, 1200

Construction type

Mixed

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