La Monnaie / De Munt, Brüssel

La Monnaie / De Munt opera house has been renovated to achieve previous characteristics in order to accommodate contemporary productions be they opera, dance, theatre/drama, concerts and chamber music. It included a fully new stage house and both upper and lower machinery. La Monnaie / De Munt is at the heart of the cultural activities of the European capital.

La MonnaieThe large hall of the theatre de La Monnaie.
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La MonnaieThe large hall of the theatre de La Monnaie.
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La MonnaieView from the stage onto the audience in the large De Munt hall.
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La MonnaieAcoustic commissioning of the stage equipment.
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La MonnaieReplacing the seats and wall fabric, retaining their original style.
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La MonnaieReplacing the seats and wall fabric, retaining their original style.
© Régie des Bâtiments
La MonnaieReplacing the seats and wall fabric, retaining their original style.
© Régie des Bâtiments
La MonnaieReplacing the seats and wall fabric, retaining their original style.
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La MonnaieBuilding of De Munt.
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Technische Details

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Ort   Brussels, Belgium.

Baukosten   18 million €.

Zeitrahmen   Feasibility study: 2011-2014. Building Phase: 2015-2017. Opening: September 2017.

Bauherr   Régie des Bâtiments, Direction de Bruxelles + Service Public Fédéral Mobilité et Transports, Brussels, Belgium.

Architekt(en)   Origin Architecture & Engineering + A2RC Architects, Belgium.

Zahl der Sitzplätze   The large hall has a 1 150-seat capacity. Total building area 41 670 m².

Nutzung   Theatre that hosts all types of shows, ranging from opera to drama but also dance and chamber music performances.

Leistungsumfang   Construction supervision for all the replaced interior elements (including seats and wall fabric in their original style), for the modernization of the stage tower's technical equipment (motorised stage and flying systems) and of the orchestra pit.

Beteiligte Berater   Thomas Wulfrank, Ekhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

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