Pierre Bergé Auditorium
The auditorium is a wish fulfilled: advanced technology and striking architecture working together to create a vibrant hub for the museum. This space can adapt itself to the diverse needs of the musée YVES SAINT LAURENT marrakech. The designers have created a projection and performance space that is both sober and comfortable. The architecture combines modern and contemporary elements. One is immersed in the universe of Yves Saint Laurent through a state- of-the-art projection system.
Studio KO and Theatre Projects have drawn upon their well-known expertise to create a multifaceted space, one that is capable of transforming itself into a recital hall, venue for conferences or projection room.
Whether a classical music recital or a performance with amplified music is scheduled, the auditorium is able to adjust itself to the moment, by employing an acoustics system involving modular units.
An ergonomic approach was involved when designing the space, which is comfortable – including visually and acoustically – and where aesthetic elements and an extremely sophisticated technological system are in harmony. An eclectic programming is planned for the Pierre Bergé Auditorium, including lm projections, high definition live broadcasts in partnership with Frapod and L’Opéra de Paris, recitals, conferences and colloquiums. Musicians, speakers and spectators will all enjoy the highest quality sound and image in a striking environment.
“Even though the auditorium will be used, among other things, for lm projections, we were above all inspired by the ambiance of a concert hall. The idea of including balconies came to us when watching Luchino Visconti’s Senso. We also wanted the auditorium’s volume to be visible from the exterior of the building; the cantilevered form creates a striking incline within the hall, assuring that every spectator has a clear view of the stage or screen.” Studio KO
Seating capacity at the Pierre Bergé Auditorium : 150 places