The Philharmonie de Paris re-opened its doors on January 14, 2015 after a construction period of almost five years. The impressive and futuristic-looking building that offers space for 2.400 guests was designed by Jean Nouvel, a renowned and award-winning French architect. He started his career at the age of 25 and soon became a key participant in the French architectural scene. Other well known buildings designed by him include the Concert Hall in Copenhagen, the Torre Agbar in Barcelona and the 100 Eleventh Avenue residential tower in New York City. The Philharmonie will house the Orchestre de Paris and is mostly dedicated to symphonic concerts. As one of Paris’ new architectural hotspots, a trip to the Philharmonie should definitely be on any visitor’s agenda.