Conservatoire de Musique


The building that houses the oldest music education institute in Switzerland is undergoing restoration, with the creation of new classrooms. The lighting designed, which also involves the large auditorium, aims to allow, through different solutions, the execution and usability of all the activities that take place within the architecture




Geneva – Swiss


GM Architectes Associés

Founded in 1835 by a Swiss patron, the music conservatory is the oldest music education institution in Switzerland and today is home to two music schools and a library with more than 70.000 volumes.
The restoration works led on the one hand to the conservation of the architecture, spaces and functions, and to the creation of new classrooms and teaching structures in the basement. The lighting project led to the refunctionalization, where possible, of the existing historic fixtures, converting them with the most modern and efficient sources, and to the creation of some custom pendant fixtures, of different structure, size and source.
The large auditorium, venue for concerts and operas, arranged on three floors, is illuminated by three large chandeliers with LED sources and wall-mounted luminaires, while small projectors inserted in the windows are responsible for lighting the stage.
The lighting designed thus allows respect and usability of all the various activities present in the conservatory.