• Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp
  • Visualisation of orchestra platform (image credit: Ian Simpson Architects)

...an innovative concert hall with world-class acoustics

Queen Elisabeth Hall


Project summary


The 1960s Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp, home to the Royal Flemish Philharmonic orchestra, has recently finished its extensive renovation to become one of the greatest venues for classical music in Europe.


The project involved the retention and restoration of existing heritage buildings which surround the existing concert hall. A new 2,100-seat concert hall has been inserted with excellent acoustics capable of hosting both symphonic and modern popular music. With no compromise to the rooms acoustic, the stage is highly flexible and can be adapted for larger capacity conference events and reconfigured for theatrical staging.


As well as assisting the architects on the design of the principal room, Charcoalblue advised on the general planning of the building and designing the theatrical technical systems - stagelighting, audiovisual and stage engineering.