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>> Building sites can be so beautiful: partial modernization and restoration of the stage of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

The Haus der Berliner Festspiele was opened in 1963 as the ‘Theater der Freien Volksbühne’. The theatre designed by the renowned Berlin architect Fritz Bornemann is considered one of the most successful theatre buildings of German post-war history. Leading artistic directors and directors including Erwin Piscator, Kurt Hübner, Hans Neuenfels and Peter Zadek have made theatre history here. Since 2001 the Berliner Festspiele have maintained this tradition with their international festivals and programme series.
Throughout this progressive programming, the theatre’s technical equipment remained at the level of the 1960s. In the course of an extensive partial modernization and restoration programme the theatre’s technical specifications will now be raised to that of a modern festival venue.

In a three part series we will offer some impressions of the building site.
Part 3: Pictures of the renovations to the Box Office Hall, the foyers, the main auditorium and the ventilation centre.
(Part 1 on 28th April, Part 2 on 2nd June)

3rd Construction Phase
3-1 to 16-4-2011
Photos Kordula Rüter

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