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The Philharmonie de Paris, a great symphonic concert hall of 2,400 seats and whose construction had been postponed for about 20 years, should complete the Cité de la musique in 2012 in the Parc de la Villette in Paris. Mainly dedicated to the welcoming of great symphonic formations, the Philharmonie de Paris will present other forms of musical expression, which notably call upon a sound system, such as jazz or world music.

In 2007, Jean Nouvel won the architecture competition for the construction of the auditorium. He brought in Brigitte Métra as his partner, and the Marshall & Day agency in partnership with Nagata Acoustics for the acoustics. The cost of the construction of the new auditorium should reach 170 million euros, taken care of equally by the State and the Ville de Paris.

The location of the future philharmonie (Blue polygon)

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