Auditorium Niccolò Paganini

Auditorium Niccolò Paganini

The concert hall is born from the conversion of the former Eridania rafinery. The project was part of a more general plan for the reuse of the area: on the same site stood the Barilla pasta factory, the public slaughterhouse, an agricultural cooperative and various service infrastructures. The old rafinery had to become an acoustically perfect but transparent container: seeing and hearing had to be fused into a single experience.

Project data

Design

1996-1999

Construction

1999-2001

Site area

73.610 m2

Total floor area

7.570 m2

Height

25 m

Width

94 m

Floors

Auditorium: foyer +1

Reharsal room: 3+1 basement

Theatre

780 seats

Credits

Client

City of Parma

Architect

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Consultants

Muller BBM (acoustics); P. Costa (structure); Manens Intertecnica (services);Paghera (landscaping); Studio Galli (civil engineering); Gierrevideo (audio-video equipment); Amitaf (fire prevention); Austin Italia (cost control); F.Santolini (interiors).