Pushing back the boundaries of architecture
The Salle Proton (Proton Hall) used to be the rehearsal room for the Orchestre national de Lyon and is now the Auditorium’s second concert hall. Known formally as the Salle Proton de la Chapelle, this novel venue has a magnificent prestressed concrete cathedral ceiling typical of 1970s architecture. It is now used as a concert venue for small-scale concerts and other small and atypical events, in particular during the Auditorium’s theme weekends.
Did you know? Robert Proton de la Chapelle was born on 27 September 1894 and died on 30 September 1982 in Lyon. He was a French journalist, writer, musician, composer and politician, and very involved in Lyon’s cultural life in the 1930s. He was the instigator of the Auditorium’s construction in 1975.
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