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The building has a net gross floor area of 6,342 m2 and a useable area of 5,044 m2, allowing the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse, to give it its full name, (1,913 m2) and the Ballet National de Marseille (1,407 m2) to be housed together. The remaining 1,724 m2 is taken up by shared reception areas, technical facilities, walkways and corridors. Built on three levels, the building comprises :

for the school
- seven 144m2 studios, wooden-floored, air-conditioned and equipped with sound and video systems

for the company
- a 220 m2 rehearsal studio
- a large 380 m2 studio linked to the rehearsal studio by a large retractable wall, allowing these two large wooden-floored studios to be transformed into one large 600 m2 space as required
- a retractable 300-seat tier transforms the large studio into a performance venue
- a gym
- a massage room

The costume store on three levels has been built to hold 2,000 costumes on three metal structures, served by a lift. A work by Gérard Traquandi – La Danse (a picture created from photos), 1995 – is exhibited on the first floor.

THE STUDIOS