Brisac Gonzalez Architecture has won a design competition for a multipurpose arena in Aurillac, in the France's Massif Central. Chosen from a longlist of 33, four practices were shortlisted by the town's regional government. Brisac Gonzalez beat off three Paris practices, including Henri Gaudin, Alain Safarti and Agence Sequences to win the contest. The building will be a venue for theatre, concerts and sporting events and will contain retractable seating and stages for versatility. The main space will accommodate up to 4500 people during performances. Construction is to commence in spring next year.