Wednesday, May 28, 2014

La Géode

La Géode Omnimax theatre, Parc de la Villette, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris
La Géode Omnimax theatre, Parc de la Villette
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Avenue Corentin Cariou, 19e arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

“One of the most striking buildings in Paris, La Géode is a giant mirror ball 36 meters in diameter. La Géode is equivalent in height to a 12-storey building. It is covered with 6,433 stainless steel triangles, each with sides 1.20 meters long, which reflect the surrounding environment. This design was an absolute technological challenge for architect Adrien Fainsilber and engineer Félix Chamayou. It took them two years to complete the construction. La Géode is a classified monument. Inside, La Géode’s 1,000 square meter screen is made up of perforated aluminum panels and stretches over a hemisphere of 26 meters in diameter.”
(La Géode, La Géode)


cieldequimper said...

Would you believe that I've never been there?

Dina said...

This looks awesome.

Changes in the wind said...

That is amazing and the web site gives a little view of what it is like on the inside:) Thanks for sharing.

Lowell said...

I've never even heard of this! I wonder if it was there in 2007. What a wonder! And look at those reflections! I hope you were able to get inside, too.