Nouvelle Comédie, Geneva

In the Eaux-Vives district, this building will be a place for cultural exchange dedicated to contemporary theatre. It is part of the overall Minergie® project plan of nearly zero energy buildings led by the City of Geneva.

Nouvelle Comédie, GenevaRendering of the next contemporary drama theatre
for the city of Geneva.
© FRES Architectes, Paris-Geneva
Nouvelle Comédie, GenevaRendering of the 500-seat proscenium stage.
© FRES Architectes, Paris-Geneva
Nouvelle Comédie, GenevaThe lobby project for the Nouvelle Comédie Theatre.
© FRES Architectes, Paris-Geneva
Nouvelle Comédie, GenevaThe foyer project for the Nouvelle Comédie Theatre.
© FRES Architectes, Paris-Geneva
Nouvelle Comédie, GenevaStudy for the side reflectors' acoustic optimisation.
© Kahle Acoustics
Information Sheet

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Location   Geneva, Switzerland.

Project Cost   90 million CHF (approximately 75 million €).

Time Frame   Competition: 2009. Design: 2012-2014. Construction: 2015-2019. Opening: 2020.

Owner   City of Geneva.

Architect(s)   FRES Architectes, Paris-Geneva.

Theatre Planner(s)   Michel Fayet, Changement à vue, France.

Seat Count   Two auditoriums: a 500-seat proscenium stage and a 300-seat black box. Two rehearsal rooms, workshops for set construction and costumes, administration offices and public spaces: ticket desk, restaurant, bookstore, and lobby. Total area 16 100 m².

Uses   Contemporary creation in drama theatre.

Services   Full design contract, including basic design to construction.

Team   Yann Jurkiewicz, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

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