Chapelle Corneille — Auditorium de Normandie
Transformation of a 17th century chapel into a 690-seat auditorium dedicated to vocal and music performances. Acoustical installations include a height-adjustable, rotating acoustic reflector chandelier, acoustic reflectors integrated into the seats and motorized sound absorbing banners stored in mobile boxes. Landmarked building.
Renovation/Transformation Chapelle Corneille — Auditorium de Normandie.
Location Rouen, France. Landmarked building.
Project Cost 6.25 million €.
Time Frame Construction and transformation: 2014-2015. Completion: February 2016.
Owner Haute Normandie Region and its Heritage Branch.
Architect(s) Atelier d'Architecture King Kong, Bordeaux kingkong.fr
Theatre Planner(s) dUCKS Scéno, France www.ducks.fr
Seat Count A 690-seat auditorium in a 17th-century chapel, national historic landmark. Total area 1 140 m².
Uses Concerts, chamber and baroque music or orchestra.
Services Acoustic consulting and design services for the entire project. Design for the acoustic transformation of the chapel with the addition of specifically designed “acoustic furniture”. In particular, the spherical chandelier meets the needs for stage lighting and an acoustic canopy. Acoustic design of the new spaces (entrance, foyer, dressing rooms, etc.).
Team Yann Jurkiewicz, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.
[ 2-page ]Signature Sound, Evan Green, Eckhard Kahle, Auditoria Annual 2018/19, Issue no. 25, June 2018.
[ 4-page ]Chapelle Corneille — Auditorium de Normandie à Rouen (76), Atelier d'architecture King Kong, 2016.