Comédie de Genève
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.
New Build Comédie de Genève www.comedie.ch
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 fres.fr
Theatre Planner(s) Michel Fayet, Changement à vue, France mf-scenographe-conseil.com
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.