About

dUCKS scéno has, over the past 20 years, emerged as one of the few creative resources for the design of scenography for theaters, concert halls, museums and exhibitions, and special venues. The projects dUCKS scéno that is involved in are often about the architectural engagement with, and exploration of, theater, music, dance, exhibition and visual arts in their widest definitions.

Functioning as a cooperative, with a full-time staff of twenty-five, coming from different horizons, dUCKS scéno works in collaboration with architects and other design team members as consultants for scenographic design and as engineering specialists for all theater equipment.

The creative team has a strong interest in architecture and has highly developed technical and engineering skills, covering all domains of scenography and theater technology, as well as audiovisual and lighting design. dUCKS scéno has been invited to collaborate with some of the most visible contemporary architects in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as with young and more discrete talents. Its portfolio balances new buildings and renovations, showing sensitivity for historic fabric as well as for contemporary architectural languages.

The competences of dUCKS scéno can be found in all design stages. Program analysis and concept development interweave with the architectural design in the early part of the project, followed by technical and engineering studies of circulation, seating, sightlines, stage machinery, displays and presentations, and lighting and audiovisual systems at subsequent design stages.

Completed projects

1992: Opera House of Lyon with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
1993: Congress Center of Tours « Le Vinci » with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
1994: Congress Center and Zenith Arena of Lille with OMA
1997: BFM Theater of Genève with Catanni et Picenni
1998: Institut Lumière of Lyon with l’Agence Pierre Colboc
2000: Expo 2000 in Hanovre with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Parc des oiseaux in Villars-les-Dombes with Tectoniques
2001: Expo 02 in Morat with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
2003: Amphithéâtre d’O in Montpellier with King Kong
Opera House of Lille with AVA and Pierre-Louis Carlier
2004: Maison Folie Wazemmes in Lille with Nox
Casa da Musica in Porto with OMA
2005: Auditoriums of Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Auditorium of Torre Agbar in Barcelone with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
2006: Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Theatre Claude Levi-Strauss in the Quai Branly Museum in Paris with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
La Commanderie in Dole with Brigitte Métra
Marseille City Hall with Franck Hammoutène
2007: Toulouse Casino with Jean-Michel Wilmotte
2008: The Curve in Leicester with Rafael Viñoly
Le Fil in Saint-Étienne with XXL
Museum TAG Heuer in La Chaux-de-Fonds with Carbondale
2009: Danish Radio Koncertthuset in Copenhagen with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
2010: Museum of the Prehistory in Lussac-les-Châteaux with Atelier Beaudoin and Engel
Lille Casino with Jean-Paul Viguier
SMAC H106 in Rouen with King Kong
2011: Archipel Theatre in Perpignan with Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Brigitte Métra
Le Silo in Marseille with C+T Architecture
Région Rhône-Alpes Headquarters in Lyon with Christian de Portzamparc
Astrada in Marciac with King Kong
MMArena au Mans with Cardete & Huet
Lalique Museum in Wingen-Sur-Moder with Jean-Michel Wilmotte
2012: CRCI in Amiens with Chartier-Corbasson
2013: MUS in Suresnes with Encore Heureux
Cultural Center of West New City in Jinan with Paul Andreu
Métaphone in Oignies with Hérault-Arnod
2014: Metronum in Toulouse with Gouwy Grima Rames
Le Flow in Lille with King Kong
Congress Center of Nancy with Marc Barani
Exhibition Center of Agen with Cardete & Huet
Brest Arena with Hérault-Arnod
Astronomy Center in Vaulx-en-Velin with S.F. Design
Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris with Frank Gehry
2015: Philharmonie of Paris with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
La Belle Électrique in Grenoble with Hérault-Arnod
Prada Largo Isarco in Milan with OMA
2016: Auditorium of Chapelle Corneille in Rouen with King Kong
SMAC of Évreux with Hérault-Arnod
Le Carré des Docks in Havre with Paul Andreu and Richez & Associés
2017: Media Library in Caen with OMA
Elbphilharmonie in Hambourg with Herzog & deMeuron
Seine Musicale of Ile Seguin in Boulogne-Billancourt with Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines
Music School ‘Lili et Nadia Boulanger’ in Noisy-Le-Sec with Jakob+McFarlane
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum with Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Projects in progress

Under Construction:
Qatar National Museum in Doha with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Taipei Performing Art Center in Taipei with OMA
Television Cultural Center in Beijing with OMA
Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen with OMA
Institut de France in Paris with Marc Barani
Brodway O-Show Concert Hall and Theatre in Tianjin with P&T Architects
Auditorium of Tour Duo in Paris with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Fondation Lafayette in Paris with OMA
École Nationale Supérieure de Photographie in Arles with Marc Barani
Museum Albert Khan in Boulogne-Billancourt with Kengo Kuma

Studies in progress:
Maison de la Culture in Namur with Samyn and Partners
Exhibition Center of Toulouse with OMA
Fondation Carmignac in Porquerolles Islands
The Camp in Aix-en-Provence with Corinne Vezzoni
Exhibition Center of Bordeaux with LAH/AT
Ilot Pasteur in Monaco with Square Architectes
Shenzhen Exhibition Center SZICEC with Aube Architects and Valode & Pistre
Congress Center of Royan with Atelier Ferret Architecture