Alhambra, Genf

Renovierung und Umbau eines historischen Kinos aus dem Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts in einen Konzertsaal, insbesondere für verstärkte Musik. Denkmalgeschütztes Gebäude.

Technische Details

Renovierungen/Umbauten Alhambra

Ort Geneva, Switzerland. Listed building.

Baukosten 25 million CHF (ca. 23 million € - according to the opening year's conversion rate).

Zeitrahmen Studies: 2006-2011. Construction: 2012-2013. Opening: March 2015.

Bauherr Stadt Genf.

Architekt(en) Marc Brunn, Brunn + Butty Architectes, Geneva  •  Julien Menoud, Graf & Menoud Architectes, Geneva  •  Architech (execution details and local construction supervision)

Theaterplaner Alexandre Forissier, Pontvolant, Geneva.

Zahl der Sitzplätze A 697-seat concert hall, with standing audience option (up to 750 with retractable seat rows). 2 foyers, dressing rooms, offices, and a coffee shop.

Nutzung Amplified music (jazz, world music, rock, pop, etc.), and classical music.

Leistungsumfang Acoustic consulting services throughout the project, from evaluation of existing situation to achieved transformation. Addition of backstage facilities for the musicians.

Beteiligte Berater Eckhard Kahle, Yann Jurkiewicz, Nathalie Faillet, Kahle Acoustics.

1/8Alhambra, GenevaView from the stage on the seat rows of the historic landmark concert hall. Here some seats are disassembled to accommodate more public. There is acoustic absorption below the technical grid, on both the first and second balcony sidewalls and on the parterre rear wall. Foto © Olivier Wavre, Alhambra
2/8Alhambra, GenevaDisplay of acoustic curtains on the first balcony's sidewalls. Foto © Olivier Wavre, Alhambra
3/8Alhambra, GenevaFirst and second balcony sidewalls and on the rear wall. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
4/8Alhambra, GenevaSeat rows of the historic landmark concert hall. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
5/8Alhambra, GenevaView of the ceiling and the technical grid of the hall. Foto © Olivier Wavre, Alhambra
6/8Alhambra, GenevaAcoustic metal mesh detail on the absorbing rear wall. Foto © Kahle Acoustics
7/8Alhambra, GenevaMain foyer, access doors to the parterre. Foto © Olivier Wavre, Alhambra
8/8Alhambra, GenevaThe Alhambra, listed building. Foto © Kahle Acoustics