• Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse

  • due to 2025

  • €38,230,000 € ex-tax

  • 7 000 m² / 1168 seats

  • Design-Build

  • Eiffage construction équipement réhabilité : Company
    Clé Millet : Architect
    APGO : Heritage Architect
    Thierry Guignard et ScenographiCC : Scenographer
    BETEM : structure and Fluid Technical Studies Office
    DAL : Économiste
    Peutz : Acousticien
    Le bureau d’études : BET Amiante et Plomb


Paris - 16th arrondissement

Complete rehabilitation of the theater, refurbishment of the scenographic tools, creation of a rehearsal room, enlargement of the stage, and establishment of a dance studio. Overhaul of all HVAC systems.

Built for the 1937 World’s Fair, the Palais de Chaillot complex is symmetrically arranged facing the Eiffel Tower on either side of the Parvis des Droits de l’Homme, which covers the National Theatre of Dance. The seven partially underground levels are located at the heart of the complex, opening towards the Eiffel Tower.

Resulting from a design-build collaboration involving the Clé-Millet firm and Eiffage, the project includes the complete refurbishment of the main hall, named after Jean Vilars, and all related services. It also involves a complete overhaul of the scenographic tools, the creation of a main rehearsal room under the reprofiled grandstand, an enlargement of the stage, the establishment of a dance studio, and the addition of 750 m² of services through the underground extension of the building.

These interventions provide an opportunity for a complete overhaul of all technical installations and an energy requalification of the establishment, including the production of heat and cold, and an environmental approach to fresh air management through state-of-the-art air handling units.

The Jean Vilar hall is characterized by a contemporary reinterpretation consistent with the geometries of the Palais, highlighting the volume while improving natural acoustics and audience visibility.


Objective: -40% energy consumption.


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