vorhang auf …. for hoppe architects entry for the Raimund Theatre renovation competition, which was awarded an honorable mention. Rather than merely picking new surface material and conceptualizing a new seating layout, which was what the competition brief asked for, our proposal directly addresses the theatre’s major issue, its general lack of organized public space and proposes a sequence of spatially differentiated ramps and spaces that give access to the basement level, where a new adequate and representational foyer space is located. The design thus untangles the building’s complex pedestrian routes, generates a generous reception space and extends the usable public space with its theatre life right into the forecourt.
project: Raimund Theatre Renovation, Vienna.
date: 12.2017. open competition – honorable mention.
project team: HOPPE architekten – Robert Neumayr and Christian Hoppe with Bernhard Decker, Moritz Findler and Robert Löffler.
theatre consultant: Kristof Jarder, Vienna.
visualisations: HOPPE architekten (Moritz Findler).