KVS (Koninklijke Vlaamse
Schouwburg), Brussels

The Flemish Royal Theatre — installed in the mid-19th century into the former 18th century built arsenal —, has been entirely renovated and transformed, as well as augmented with a new building across the street, both of them being dedicated to theatre, music and dance.

Restored historic landmark building.
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Extension building containing the Black Box.
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Outer shell of the 500-seat Bol auditorium as seen from the foyer.
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500-seat Bol auditorium during opening night.
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Balconies of the 500-seat Bol room, as seen from stage.
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500-seat Bol room.
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250-seat Box room.
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Information Sheet

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Location   Brussels, Belgium. Landmarked building.

Project Cost   50 million €.

Time Frame   Design 1997-2001. Construction and renovation: 2002. Opening of new building with “black box” theatre in 2004. Opening of restored building with new theatre: April 2006.

Owner   City of Brussels.

Architect(s)   Michel Verliefden, A.2R.C., Brussels, in collaboration with BOA, Brussels.

Theatre Planner(s)   B-Group / TPC London (concept). Collaboration AR-TE / dUCKS Scéno, Brussels (design and construction supervision).

Seat Count   A 500-seat new theatre in the restored historic landmark building. Total area 11 000 m². A 250-seat black box theatre in the new building across the street. Total area 6 410 m².

Uses   Theatre, dance, concerts.

Services   Comprehensive acoustic consulting services.

Team   Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager for Artec Consultants Inc, from 1997 until 2000.
Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics, starting 2001.

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