La Commanderie, Dole

A highly flexible hall with variable seat count and architecture for classical and rock music, as well as for theatre, conferences and sports games.


Nieuwbouw La Commanderie

Locatie Dole, France.

Bouwkosten 7 million €.

Periode Winning entry competition: 2002. Design: 2003-2004. Construction: 2004-2006. Opening: November 2006.

Opdrachtgever City of Dole.

Architect(en) Brigitte Métra, Métra & Associés, Paris

Theateradviseur(s) Michel Cova, dUCKS Scéno, France

Capaciteit Multi-purpose room for various uses and varying seat counts, from 550 seats for theatre and small concerts, through 1900 (both seated and standing audience), up to 2900 (standing audience) for rock concerts, sport events, etc. Total area 6 600 m².

Gebruik Theatre and classical music, amplified music, congresses, professional sports events. Thanks to its sliding panels, the hall size is adaptable to the different uses. In the case of a big event, the separation between entrance and hall can be removed in order to get a single spacious hall.

Werkzaamheden Close collaboration with the architect and theatre planner in concept and design of this ultra flexible space. Comprehensive acoustic consulting services until the opening.

Adviseur(s) Eckhard Kahle, Nathalie Faillet, Kahle Acoustics.

01/10La CommanderieLa Commanderie. Foto © Philippe Ruault
02/10La CommanderieLa Commanderie. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
03/10La CommanderieRetractable seats have been placed far from the stage in order to accommodate both seated and standing audiences during a rock concert. Foto © Philippe Ruault
04/10La CommanderieMulti-purpose room for various uses and varying seat counts. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
05/10La CommanderieIn order to obtain the largest capacity of the hall for a rock concert attended by a large audience, the separation between foyer and concert hall can be removed. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
06/10La CommanderieThanks to the sliding panels, the hall size is adaptable to different uses. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
07/10La CommanderieRock concert. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
08/10La CommanderieDetail of an acoustic panel. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
09/10La CommanderieSide façade in natural stone. Foto © Philippe Ruault
10/10La CommanderieLa Commanderie entrance. The large windows frame the view, looking at the city of Dole. Foto © Kahle Acoustics