Conservatoire de Musique de Genève
The Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, built in the mid-1850s, is one of the oldest conservatories in Europe. The renovation project includes a significant extension of the basement and reorganisation of the ground floor to provide new performance and rehearsal spaces that will benefit students, tutors and performers alike, while preserving the historic architecture.
Renovation/Transformation Conservatoire de Musique de Genève cmg.ch
Location Geneva, Switzerland.
Project Cost 19 million CHF.
Time Frame Design: 2015-2016. Construction: 2016-2019. Opening: 2021.
Owner Conservatoire de Musique, Geneva.
Architect(s) GM Architectes Associés (GMAA), Geneva www.gmaa.ch
Seat Count The conservatory includes a historic concert hall with 300-400 seats, a multifunctional hall of 40-50 seats and an organ hall. The extension will add a further 80-100 seat performance venue and a small theatre in what was the ballet rehearsal room. The number of small practice and teaching rooms will nearly double from 18 to 35. In addition, the new layout will include a large cafeteria and informal performance space. Total area 4 050 m².
Uses Music conservatory for 2 500 students, with 150 teachers in 24 disciplines.
Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services including acoustic concept, room acoustics, sound isolation and noise control design, and construction supervision.
Team Yann Jurkiewicz, Evan Green, Émilie Carayol, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.