La Seine Musicale

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La Seine Musicale
General information
TypeCulture and leisure
Architectural stylehigh-tech
LocationÎle Seguin, Paris, France
Technical details
Structural systemSteel superstructure with reinforced concrete floors
Design and construction
ArchitectShigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines

La Seine Musicale is a music and performing arts center located on Île Seguin an island on the Seine river between Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres, in the western suburbs of Paris, France.

In 2009 the lead coordinating architect for the project was named as Jean Nouvel although individual buildings have subsequently been commissioned from a range of international architectural practices. The initial complex of buildings on the island opened in April 2017 and were designed by the architectural team of Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. The facilities include an elevated egg-shaped auditorium for classical music, a larger modular concert hall, rehearsal rooms and an extensive roof garden. Much of the site's daytime energy needs are supplied by a large mobile curved solar panel array that covers the smaller auditorium.

Seating capacity for the unamplified classical music Auditorium is 1,150, the larger modular concert hall (Grande Seine) at a lower elevation on the island site is able to accommodate audiences of up to 6,000.[1][2][3][4]

The La Seine Musicale hosted the final draw of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.


  1. ^ Guillaume Guérin (Photographer). Shigeru BAN & Jean de Gastines - La Seine Musicale. Archilovers, April 21, 2017
  2. ^ Thorpe, Harriet; Photography: Blossier, Laurent (12 May 2017). "Powered by solar panels, La Seine Musicale is a new icon for Paris". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ Lynn Chaya, Laurent Blossier (Photographer). 'la seine musicale' by shigeru ban and jean de gastines opens in western paris. designboom, May 15, 2017
  4. ^ Patrick Devedjian. La Seine Musicale / Shigeru Ban Architects. ArchDaily, 28 June, 2017

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Coordinates: 48°49′25.61″N 2°13′59.67″E / 48.8237806°N 2.2332417°E / 48.8237806; 2.2332417