Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg, Germany
Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony 2012 - 2016
Sound and media systems and stage management, room acoustics
Owner: City of Wolfsburg
Client: Theater Engineering GmbH Berlin
Construction costs: (KGR 200-600) € 33 million
Gross floor area: approx. 14,657 m²
Honorary Zone n. HOAI: III
Invoice value d. AN performance: € 1.1 million
ADA Scope of services: Media systems HOAI 1-9, building, room and electroacoustics
The acoustically praised house of Hans Scharoun, who also built the Philharmonie in Berlin, was opened in 1973 and because of its uniqueness is under monument protection. This theater was refurbished strictly in accordance with the requirements of monument protection to preserve or restore the original condition of the house.
The task was to rebuild the original technology of 1973 and to set up modern sound reinforcement, video and stage management technology that meets the current needs of a full-pitch theater.
Furthermore, a voice alarm system, an assistive listening system and a broadband antenna system were realized.
In this context, the "invisibility" of modern technology, which was required by the monument protection, had a very high priority.
The theater has several venues to accommodate different events. The main stage with the big hall, the backstage (the audience is seated on a grandstand on the main stage) and 7 different performance possibilities in the foyer. All these venues were integrated into the overall system.
Furthermore, the room acoustics of the house was to be preserved, but with the reduction ov the resulting noise level in the hall by building services.