The sound of tomorrow

State-of-the art architecture and acoustic design create a new musical experience for Parisian concertgoers

Although it may host performances of music composed centuries ago, the Philharmonie de Paris offers an ultra-modern environment for its audiences. This radical building, which was completed in 2015 and designed by architect Jean Nouvel, has been likened to a giant spaceship with its patterned aluminium cladding and extreme angles.

Inside the main auditorium, though, softer and more organic forms predominate. The main concert space is designed to create perfect acoustic conditions and foster a sense of intimacy between the performers and up to 2,400 concertgoers. Achieving these 21st-century levels of performance while keeping audiences comfortable and safe in such an extraordinary building depends on the latest in insulation technology. The builders of the Philharmonie de Paris chose ROCKWOOL insulation to support the new building’s acoustic and fire safety performance. ROCKACIER C® insulates the roofs while DB Rock® provides sound insulation within the walls. Stone wool’s flexibility is perfectly suited to fit the unusual shapes and angles in the Philharmonie de Paris, and once installed, it prevent outside noise from interfering with the audience’s listening experience.

Stone wool insulation helps audiences to hear performances in uninterrupted clarity, in a building that is unlike any other.

Paris, France

Project location

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
France

Philharmonie de Paris, Acoustic Capabilities

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Project Data

Year2015
Building TypePhilharmonie
ApplicationRoof and wall insulation
Product typeROCKACIER C, DB Rock
Philharmonie de Paris, Acoustic Capabilities

Stone wool insulation helps audiences to hear performances in uninterrupted clarity, in a building that is unlike any other.