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. Listed building.

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation Victoria Hall

Location Geneva, Switzerland. Listed building.

Project Cost 10 million CHF (approx. 9 million € according to the opening year's conversion rate).

Time Frame Feasibility study: 2004. Design: 2005-2006; Implementation of improvement measures: 2006.

Owner City of Geneva.

Architect(s) SRA Kössler & Morel, Geneva

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.

1/9Victoria HallVictoria Hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
2/9Victoria HallVictoria Hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
3/9Victoria HallVictoria Hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
4/9Victoria HallStage of the Victoria Hall after renovation. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
5/9Victoria HallStage of the Victoria Hall after renovation. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
6/9Victoria HallRear balcony of the Victoria Hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
7/9Victoria HallPartially transparent wood screens delimiting the stage laterally. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
8/9Victoria HallAcoustic reflectors to the side of the stage. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
9/9Victoria HallStalls and stage of the Victoria Hall during the renovation. The musicians’ foyer can be seen in the background. Photo © Kahle Acoustics