Decrypt the Pantheon

Paris, France

In honor of Bastille Day (July 14), Theatre Projects provided acoustic advice for a one-day-only sound installation in France’s national mausoleum, The Pantheon. Directional speakers were hung from stationary balloons which floated throughout the building, allowing visitors to approach individual crypts and hear the voices of legendary French citizens— Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Voltaire—speaking about the value and hard-fought nature of liberty. A particular challenge for Theatre Projects’ acoustics team was to dampen and isolate sound within the voluminous and reverberant marble-clad crypt.

Decrypt the Pantheon
Credit: Courtesy of Oualalou + Choi
Owner

The Pantheon

Architect

Oualalou + Choi

Acoustician

Theatre Projects

Construction type

New construction

Services

Acoustics

Completion

2017

Credit: Courtesy of Oualalou + Choi
Credit: Courtesy of Oualalou + Choi

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