Théâtre de Carouge
Since its creation in 1958, the Théâtre de Carouge has played a social and cultural role. Through this refurbishment, it becomes an even more efficient tool to serve drama and dance productions, to keep up with innovation, and to revisit classic texts while maintaining theatre accessible to all.
Renovation/Transformation Théâtre de Carouge theatredecarouge.ch
Location Carouge, Switzerland.
Project Cost 64 millions CHF (approx. 62 millions €), with 8 millions CHF (approx. 7 millions €) for the village hall.
Time Frame Competition: 2012. Conception: 2013-2015. Construction: 2016-2018. Opening: 2021.
Owner City of Carouge.
Architect(s) Pont12 Architects sa, Switzerland www.pont12.ch
Theater Planner(s) Thierry Guignard, Benouville, France www.guignardsceno.fr
Seat Count The largest hall of 470 seats has a surface of 198 sqm and a stage of 320 sqm. One small hall of 258 sqm with a 135-seat capacity, a rehearsal place of 216 sqm which can accommmodate 150 people. Total area of 5 720 sqm.
Uses The theatre dedicated to artistic creation (drama and dance), and the village hall to conferences, cultural events and banquets.
Services Full design contract, including basic design to construction and post-opening services.
Team Yann Jurkiewicz, Johan Brulez, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.