Opera de la Bastille 


The French Ministry of Culture held an international competition for the design of a new opera house on the Place de la Bastille in Paris. There were 760 entries, 120 from Britain. Nicholas Hare Architects were the only British practice among the 6 finalists.

The project included two large auditoria, with foyers, restaurants, bars, offices, shops, and exhibition spaces, and also extensive changing, rehearsal, workshop and backstage facilities.