Architect Bernard Tschumi gets a Architizer A+Awards for Carnal Hall at Le Rosey

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

Bernard Tschumi scooped away the 2015 A+Award in the Halls and Theaters category. The juxtaposition of deference and playfulness was put into practice with the arcing steel dome of the Paul and Henri Carnal Hall, a concert venue in Tschumi’s native Switzerland.

The concert hall is held within a two-story concrete structure that houses an array of additional spaces, including music practice rooms, a library, a cafeteria and restaurant, art studios, and a learning center.

Scia Reference Project

Scia's customer Alberti Ingénieurs in Switzerland contributed to this project as a main engineering office and Scia Engineer was used for all structural parts (concrete, steel, roof). Special focus went to study the acoustic isolation and the subsoil deformations.

This impressive construction is also used as the new Scia Engineer 15 release reference project.

This incredibly varied program was a major factor in the decision to use a wide-arcing domed form, as Tschumi explained: “We tested two hypotheses: one where we exploded the various functions into separate volumes and the other taking the dome as the common denominator, which we selected.”

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