carnal hall by bernard tschumi architects set for opening at le rosey
with its long construction process nearing completion, ‘carnal hall’ is set for its opening performance on october 2, 2014. designed by bernard tschumi architects in collaboration with fehlmann architectes, the building will serve as a concert venue and center for art and culture at le rosey, a prestigious boarding school located in rolle, switzerland. the structure is distinguished by a low-arcing dome clad in stainless steel, and stands in stark contrast to the historic campus. the large roof houses a rectangular auditorium at the facility’s center, surrounded by supporting programs arranged in a circular plan. the large roof’s diameter measures 92 meters in length, with an overall area of 4,900 sqm. its edge recedes to allow for entrances at the ground level, and pieces are cut into its surface to allow for views, daylight, and outdoor terraces. major elements of the facility include a 900-seat concert hall, a multipurpose exhibition space, smaller rooms dedicated to specific arts and crafts, and a combined library/learning center. the building is enclosed by glass curtain walls, while the auditorium features entirely wood finishes.