Victoria Hall, Geneva
The Victoria Hall — dedicated mainly to classical music — is the Orchestre de la Suisse romande's residency. In order to provide better working conditions, the stage has been enlarged and huge rehearsal motorized curtains have been installed. Landmarked building.
Renovation/Transformation Victoria Hall www.ville-ge.ch/culture/victoria_hall
Location Geneva, Switzerland. Landmarked building.
Project Cost 10 million CHF (approximately 6 million €).
Time Frame Feasibility study: 2004. Design: 2005-2006; Implementation of improvement measures: 2006.
Owner City of Geneva.
Architect(s) SRA Kössler & Morel, Geneva www.sra.ch
Theatre Planner(s) Alexandre Forissier, Pontvolant, Geneva.
Seat Count 1 644-seat concert hall. Total area 4 500 m².
Uses Concert hall for the Orchestre de la Suisse romande, symphony orchestra concerts, chamber music, recitals, some amplified music events, especially jazz and world music.
Services Evaluation of existing condition, proposal for acoustical improvements for on-stage acoustics, noise control for improved ventilation system, post-opening services.
Team Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager, Nathalie Faillet, Kahle Acoustics.