With its name and ellipsoid design, Le Forum, the new Fréjus theatre, reflects the Roman heritage of the French city. The architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte has used the brise-soleil suspended in front of the glass façade to visually enhance this effect. This structure is made from steel, based on 150 cells in all. It is suspended from the roof beams at 58 anchor points.
The anchor points themselves are not visible from the outside, as they are concealed by Reynobond® aluminium composite panels tailor-made specifically for this purpose. The combination of large-format glass surfaces and the steel structure suspended in front of them means that the day and evening light are filtered through, creating a unique atmosphere inside the building.
At a length of 70 metres, width of 50 metres and height of ten metres, the modern theatre building is a very impressive sight. The building has four storeys running around the big auditorium, which contains a stage measuring 16 x 16 metres and provides room for 850 visitors. The repertoire of events ranges from theatre and ballet to variety performances and readings. But exhibitions are also held within the theatres generous confines. So the theatre truly lives up to its name: Le Forum is a meeting point which brings young and old together to experience culture in many different forms.