Concert Venue a colourful space on and off stage that located in Aurillac, France, was designed by Brisac Gonzalez Architects. As it is never permanently inhabited, the building is essentially a chamber for ephemeral events. Like stage scenery or a flamboyant costume, the building is meant to be seen from afar.
It is an instantly recognizable object. During the day, the sunlight plays with the 25,000 bespoke pyramidal-shaped glass bricks, producing glimmering effects and dramatic shadows. In the evening the building awakens as the Fresnel lens-like surfaces of the glass bricks amplify the intensity of the coloured lighting scheme, producing a glittering facade.