Zénith de Lille

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Zénith de Lille
Zénith de Lille 2014.JPG
Zénith de Lille from the outside.
Former namesZénith Arena
Address1 Bd des Cités Unies
LocationLille, France
Coordinates50°38′01″N 3°04′39″E / 50.63361°N 3.07750°E / 50.63361; 3.07750Coordinates: 50°38′01″N 3°04′39″E / 50.63361°N 3.07750°E / 50.63361; 3.07750
OwnerCity of Lille
Venue Website (in French)

The Zénith de Lille (still known as Zénith Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Lille, France. Imagined by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with Cecil Balmond and inaugurated in 1994, the Zénith Arena is a part of the cultural complex Lille Grand Palais which includes two other spaces: a Congress Center and Exhibition halls. Rem Koolhaas surrounded himself with Renz van Luxemburg for the acoustic studies, dUCKS scéno for the scenography and Arup Group for the engineering studies. Its ability to seat up to 7,000 people makes it one of the largest venues in Lille. The closest métro is Lille Grand Palais.

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