Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2005-2006
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280_MO_0602_002
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280_MO_0602_054b
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280_MO_0602_012
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280_MO_0512_826
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280_MO_0601_044
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280_MO_0511_245

Process

The concert hall on a hill near Courgenay. The pyramid marks cultural points of reference.

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280_SI_0602_004_TOPVIEW
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280_MO_0512_523

The design incorporates ancient and modern building typologies.

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280_CI_0602_003_CONCEPT
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280_EV_051117_501_K

Models for the pyramid-shaped ceiling of the auditorium.

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280_MO_1502_133-MOA

Inside the pyramid is a cupola of overlapping and tapered hexagons.

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280_MO_1502_086_MOA
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280_MO_0511_244
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280_MO_0601_138_ALT

Models show the interior pushing against the outer shell like a textile membrane and forming stepped configurations.

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280_EV_051215_021
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280_MO_1502_177-MOA
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280_MO_1502_210-MOB

The auditorium can be seen from afar; a landmark in the Jura countryside. Various uses include a concert hall, lobbies and exhibition spaces.

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280_CI_0602_007_NIGHTVIEW
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280_CI_0602_004_SECTION
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280_MO_0602_054b
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280_MO_0602_012
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280_CI_0602_002B

Drawings

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280_DR_0602_503_2og-programm-a_K

Team

Facts

Client
Fondation de l’Auditorium du Jura, Georges Zaugg
Planning
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, Basel, Switzerland
Cost Consultant: Proplaning AG, Basel, Switzerland
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan
Scenography: dUCKS, Lyon, France
Fire Protection: Schweizerisches Institut zur Förderung der Sicherheit; H. Wolfensberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 1'697'251 sqft, 157'680 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 51'020 sqft, 4'740 sqm
Number of levels: 3
Footprint: 21'700 sqft, 2'016 sqm
Length: 157 ft, 48 m
Width: 137 ft, 42 m
Height: 98 ft, 30 m
Gross volume (GV): 986'339 cbft, 27'930 cbm

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, BirkhĂ€user, 2018.

“Auditorium du Jura.” In: Konrad von Arx, Josette von Arx, Georges Barth (Eds.) et al. “Trou.” Vol. No. 18, Moutier, Association trou revue d’art, 09.2008.

Hubertus Adam: “Aktuelles von Herzog & de Meuron. HĂ€user und TĂŒrme.” In: “Archithese. Internationale Zeitschrift und Schriftenreihe fĂŒr Architektur.” Sulgen, Niggli, 01.2007. pp. 78-83.