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Architecture

The Philharmonie de Paris encompasses the Cité de la musique designed by Christian de Portzamparc and the new building designed by Jean Nouvel. Operating as a whole, this major music complex will have the resources to combine all approaches to music — helping update the offering of artistic, educational and cultural events for today’s audiences, both locally and nationwide.

Philharmonie

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  • Philharmonie - Vue depuis le parc de la Villette
  • Philharmonie Extérieur entrée © Borel
  • Philharmonie Extérieur entrée © Beaucardet
  • Philharmonie Extérieur entrée © Beaucardet
  • Philharmonie Extérieur détail © Beaucardet
  • Philharmonie Extérieur entrée © Beaucardet
  • Philharmonie Extérieur entrée plafond © Beaucardet
  • Philharmonie Extérieur détail © Beaucardet
  • Grande salle Philharmonie © Borel
  • Grande salle Philharmonie © Borel
  • Grande salle Philharmonie © Beaucardet
  • Espaces éducatifs & pratique musicale

Concretely, the Philharmonie de Paris operates between two buildings:

  • Philharmonie, the new building designed by Jean Nouvel, opened since January 2015, and
  • Cité de la musique, the building designed by Christian de Portzamparc, opened since 1995.

The artistic pillars of this new philharmonic framework are the Orchestre de Paris (main resident), the Ensemble intercontemporain, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France and Les Arts Florissants (resident ensembles).