Initially built in 1918-1920 for the cinema, the Alhambra hall became a concert hall for amplified music. This landmarked hall needed a deep renovation as well as the addition of backstage facilities. Landmarked hall.
Renovatie/Transformatie Alhambra www.alhambra-geneve.ch
Locatie Geneva, Switzerland. Historic landmark hall.
Bouwkosten 25 million CHF (approximately 20 million €).
Periode Studies: 2006-2011. Construction: 2012-2013. Opening: March 2015.
Opdrachtgever City of Geneva.
Architect(en) Marc Brunn, Brunn + Butty Architectes, Geneva • Julien Menoud, Graf & Menoud Architectes, Geneva • Architech (execution details and local construction supervision) www.architech.ch
Theateradviseur(s) Alexandre Forissier, Pontvolant, Geneva.
Capaciteit A 697-seat concert hall, with standing audience option (up to 750 with retractable seat rows). 2 foyers, dressing rooms, offices, and a coffee shop.
Gebruik Amplified music (jazz, world music, rock, pop, etc.), and classical music.
Werkzaamheden Acoustic consulting services throughout the project, from evaluation of existing situation to achieved transformation. Addition of backstage facilities for the musicians.
Adviseur(s) Eckhard Kahle, Yann Jurkiewicz, Nathalie Faillet, Kahle Acoustics.