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Elizabethan Theatre,

Chateau d'Hardelot - Construction

Condette, France

Completed 2016



Winner, World Architecture News Wood in Architecture Award 2018

Nominated, European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture -Mies van der Rohe Prize

Special Commendation, GAGA Awards, the Galvanisers’ Association



The building's construction had two distinct phases - above and below ground. A ring of sheet piles was set to minus 10 metres around the building permieter, then excavated and built up to with a site-cast concrete structure (housing technical and backstage facailities, as well as public toilets). Above ground the structure was essentially wooden (with some steel support members for the roof and balcony fronts). The curved CLT structure was assembled by a crew of 3 in less than 2 months.

See also for this project: Exteriors  /  Auditorium  /  Process  /    Details  /  Servant  /  Site

Client: Conseil Départemental du Pas de Calais

Size: 1233 m2

Budget: 4.3 million euros (construction cost before tax)


Studio Andrew Todd architects, auditorium and landscape design

Niclas Dünnebacke

Philip Mellor-Ribet

Bridget O'Rourke

Nadia Raïs

Solveig Rottier

Andrew Todd

L+A Landscape Architects

LM Structural and Environmental Engineering

Charcoalblue Acoustics and Theatre Consultants

Bureau Michel Forgue, Cost Consultant

Cabinet Casso, Fire Engineering



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