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Underground Amphitheater of the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs des Arts et Métiers

Underground Amphitheater of the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs des Arts et Métiers

General Information

Structural Type: Thin shell
Function / usage: Lecture hall
Built: 1960 - 1961
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Paris (13th), Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Address: 151 Boulevard de l'Hôpital

Technical Information

Dimensions

height max. 10 m
interior diameter 32 m

Materials

shell reinforced concrete

Notes

Subterranean ellipsoid of revolution in reinforced concrete.

Thickness of the superior calotte: 20 cm.
Thickness of the inferior part: 50 cm.

The inner access being inaccessible for agitating truck, the concreting has been executed with compressed air pipes.

This work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art of New York as part of the programme devoted to 20th Century Engineering.

Participants

Architecture
Engineering

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20018630
Created: 23/11/2005
Last Updated: 29/07/2014