Le Volcan or the Volcano, auditorium opened 1982, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012, and Jean-Maur Lyonnet, at the Maison de la Culture du Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France. Behind are apartment buildings designed by Auguste Perret, 1874-1954, who led the reconstruction of Le Havre in the 1950s, after the town was completely destroyed in WWII. The large volcano contains a 1200 seat theatre and 350 seat cinema, while the small volcano (seen here) has a 500 seat hall and 80 seat auditorium and is now used as a reference library. The forum is built from concrete and the buildings are linked and accessed via ramps. The centre of Le Havre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Le Volcan or the Volcano, auditorium opened 1982, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012, and Jean-Maur Lyonnet, at the Maison de la Culture du Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France. Behind are apartment buildings designed by Auguste Perret, 1874-1954, who led the reconstruction of Le Havre in the 1950s, after the town was completely destroyed in WWII. The large volcano contains a 1200 seat theatre and 350 seat cinema, while the small volcano (seen here) has a 500 seat hall and 80 seat auditorium...
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