Paris, Île-de-France, France
Situated on the north bank of the River Seine, The Accor Arena in Bercy, Paris, reopened in October 2015 following an 18-month refurbishment. One of Europe’s largest concert halls and sports arenas, the venue now offers the very latest in visitor facilities, technology offerings, and a fantastic live experience for performers and spectators alike, with a versatility that will support the arena and local community throughout the year.
As part of the design team lead by DVVD architects and engineers, Populous, in a consulting role, drew on their international arena-design experience, including the 50,000-capacity Philippine Arena in Manila, to design a bowl that would suit multiple configurations including the ATP Masters Series Paris tennis tournament. The seating formation of the Accor Arena is designed to able to attract the biggest names from around the world for 20,300-capacity sellout gigs, as well as suiting smaller, more intimate events of around 7,000 spectators.