New concert hall for Paris

French architect Jean Nouvel has been chosen to design a new orchestra hall in Paris, reports the Associated Press. The 2,400-seat hall, called the Philharmonie de Paris and estimated to cost €200 million, will be home to the Orchestre de Paris and other groups. The auditorium will be constructed in Parc de la Villette in northeastern Paris (the capital’s biggest park), and is scheduled to open in 2012. The park already contains the Cité de la Musique complex, which houses a science museum and a music center with several smaller auditoriums.

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