The architects, who worked in conjunction with the BE Weinand workshop, used the peculiarities of the urban planning situation in the design. The site was chosen in the historic center of Soigny, next to a large 12th century church. This monument was the first of the "points of reference" for l'Escaut, the second was the Senne River, enclosed in a pipe at the beginning of the 20th century, but continuing to play the role of a main line in urban development: along the line of its channel was the border allocated for the future " Hall of Culture”site.
The main material was stone, since Soigny is a historical center for the extraction and processing of natural stone, and until now most of the inhabitants are employed in this area. The building also has a lot of glazed surfaces: thanks to this, a close connection between the internal and external space is created, and the building attracts visitors, rather than fencing them off.
The outline of the building was determined by the desire of the authors to give it the appearance of an element of the landscape - a kind of rock, as if it had always been in this place. Soigny's long tradition of folk festivals, including Carnival, also played a role. Therefore, the architects were guided by two cultures at once: the official, "high", for which the auditorium is intended, and the folk, folklore: part of it are wide steps descending from the theater to the square created around it. This staircase serves as an amphitheater for street performances, and the public space around the building can be used on holidays for peddling and strolling. On weekdays, the building and its surroundings play the role of an ordinary recreational area for the townspeople.
Its dynamic, streamlined volume does not allow to highlight the main facade: you can get inside from several sides at once. The auditorium, in contrast to the glazed foyers, is a hermetically sealed room, carefully fenced off from the city space - primarily in acoustics. The stage takes up half of its space, which allows large-scale performances to be staged there. The number of seats for spectators can vary from 400 to 600.