Multi-purpose venue: the SERAPID QSX system

Fondation Louis Vuitton - Paris (75), France

Imagined by Franck Gehry, this glass building resembling a yacht with wind-filled sails is located at the crossroads of the Bois de Boulogne and the Jardin d'acclimatation. This modern art museum is 11 galleries and a 320 seat auditorium.
The auditorium hosts debates, conferences and also live shows, cinema or video. The space must therefore be transformable to meet the needs of the different events.

The SERAPID QSX system makes it possible to deploy 20 rows of 16 seats each with a built-in air conditioning system providing a source of fresh air at the base of each seat. This system also makes it possible to have two different types of flooring depending on the configuration: wood flooring when the seats are stowed and, for example, textile flooring when the seats are deployed. The venue can therefore be configured by a simple control with several rows of seats in a raked arrangement (2 different levels), with a single flat level of seating or be converted to a completely clear floor.

SERAPID also supplied systems for 6 stage elevation systems, a double level platform and a scenery handling system.

Architect: Frank Gehry Partners, LLP
Scenographer: DUCKS scéno
Construction: VINCI Construction

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