Zénith Music Venue

Maximising the potential for daylight or shade through a building’s orientation and arrangement.

Zénith Music Venue
France
2004 - 2008

Located in a valley with prevailing north and south winds, the concert venue’s cantilevered roof structure channels air through the building – the system is fully reversible to take advantage of winds from both directions to assist natural ventilation and cooling. At night, the cold air currents through the auditorium are harnessed, using the thermal properties of the exposed concrete finishes in the auditorium to regulate temperatures.