The Assembly & Arts Building Update June 2018
Assembly & Arts Building Update
Building the team
Building the team
This year has seen us add vital members to our Assembly & Arts Building team. We are now working with The Space Factory to design optimal spaces for our theatre, Drama Studio (Black Box theatre), and Music Recital Room. The Space Factory is a multidisciplinary design practice that provides consulting services to architects, design teams, owners and users for the development of architectural projects for the arts. They have worked on high profile projects worldwide including the Cité de la Musique (Geneva, Switzerland), the Royal Symphony Building (Bangkok, Thailand) and the Lyric Theater Complex (Hong Kong, China) and the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg, Germany).
On the technical side we have appointed Fire Safety Consultant INEXIS, Engineering partners IFEC Engineering to advise on energy efficiency, building materials and acoustics, and Civil Engineers Schnetzer Puskas to ensure structural designs meet Swiss regulations. These teams are now working with the school steering committee and our architects Durisch + Nolli to finalise designs to submit for planning approval.
Building on Tradition
At its heart, Aiglon College is a community; a community of teachers, of students, of parents, of alumni, and of professionals dedicated to the school. The act of coming together as a community, for meditations, for celebrations, for performances, and for reunions has always been central to the philosophy of life envisioned by John Corlette. Today, as in the past, Aiglon’s growth and success hinges on the ability of our community to come together. Yet the original buildings in which we have gathered for decades are no longer sufficient.
To address this reality, the next large project of Aiglon’s Campus Masterplan focusses on the construction of a new Assembly and Arts Building. In addition to providing a venue large enough for gatherings of all types, this structure will provide much needed, updated facilities for our music and drama programmes, as well as exhibition and reception space. The new structure, which will be located centrally on our campus, will be built by the award winning firm of Durisch + Nolli Architetti.
Assembly & Arts Building
As a not-for-profit school, Aiglon College prides itself on reinvesting revenue received from student fees and its reserves. In fact, nearly all of our revenue is reinvested directly into teaching, student support, and our core operations. This means that, in order to continue to provide a world-class environment for study and growth, Aiglon College must turn to its wider community for support.
The Assembly and Arts Building is estimated to cost CHF 20 million, and Aiglon’s Board of Governors has prioritised raising 80% of this sum before moving our plans forward. We are very pleased to report that, to date, over CHF 6.7 million has been secured as a result of gifts made by our alumni, parents, students, and friends.
Naming and Stewardship
A number of naming opportunities still exist for donors. These include the following, and are listed in Swiss Francs:
- The Assembly & Arts Building - 6,000,000
- Assembly Hall - 3,000,000
- Exhibition Gallery - 2,000,000
- Black Box Theatre - 2,000,000
- Recital Hall - 1,000,000
- Main Foyer - 1,000,000
- Upper Foyer - 500,000 (reserved)
- Underground Garage - 500,000
- Green Room / Back Stage - 250,000
- Recording Studio - 250,000 (reserved)
- Digital Music Suite - 250,000
- Technical Box - 100,000 (Class of 2017)
- Drama Classroom - 100,000
- Drum Room - 75,000
- Guitar Room - 75,000
- Music Practice Room - 50,000
- A named seat in the Assembly Hall - 10,000
Aiglon is delighted to invite all donors to the grand opening of the Assembly and Arts Building, and to reference their gifts on the Aiglon website.
An Illustrated Overview
Building Mind, Body, Spirit
Floor plan & cross section
Garage & Second Basement
Drama Studio, Drum Room, Music practice rooms
Music Recital Hall
Recording Studio, Digital Music Suite, practice rooms
Assembly & Performance
Assembly & Performance
Assembly Hall, Technical Box