January 2014 In Leiden the construction of the new pop venue the Nobel has reached its highest point. In this context the new ‘LVC > Nobel’ presents its new corporate identity.
The new pop stage is situated in the former factory of the ‘Nobel brothers’ at the Marktsteeg. The monumental factory buildings will be transformed into a foyer with grand café. Small-scaled happenings can be organized here, such as an acoustic performance or an exhibition. De Nobel will have two auditoria for pop concerts: the main auditorium (Grote Zaal) with a permanent stage and two balconies can accommodate 700 people and the more intimate music hall (Muziekzaal) 200 people.
The historic 19th-century buildings will be preserved as much as possible. The historic facades on the edges of the block will be added to in a subtle manner: contemporary architecture, in harmony with the historic gable. The project is realized by contractor ‘Du Prie Bouw & Ontwikkeling’ and is scheduled to be open in October 2014.