Kiel Opera House (Opernhaus Kiel)

 

Kiel, Germany

Project start: 03/2000
Completion: 09/2004 (3 construction phases)
Project type: Renovation
Venue type:

Opera house

Seats:

 791 seats (833 seats with additional seating)

Our services:

Schematic design, design development, construction design, tender documents and construction supervision for stage machinery, stage lighting, electroacoustic and video system, stage management system

Contact: Client: City of Kiel, Department for real estate management

 

Overview grid level

 

 

Understage machinery pit during construction

  • Complete renewal of the steel structure including grid level, level of pulleys, working galleries and catwalks
  • 35 powered fly bars, payload: 500 kg, v = 0 - 1,5 m/s
  • 8 point hoists with movable wire rope output, payload: 250 kg, v = 0 - 1,5 m/s
  • 4 lateral fly bars: payload: 500 kg, v = 0 - 1,5 m/s
  • 3 lighting hoists: payload: 1500 kg, v = 0,6 m/s
  • 6 lighting hoists below the galleries
  • 1 proscenium fly bar, 1 scrim curtain fly bar, 1 acoustic curtain fly bar
  • 1 movable double-deck proscenium lighting bridge
  • 5 side stage hoists
  • 3 backstage hoists
  • 1 house curtain, Greek (traveller) and German (guillotine) opening styles
  • 1 house curtain hoist on apron stage, Greek (traveller) opening style
  • 3 flight mechanisms
  • Complete safety-related equipment, including safety curtains and smoke hatches
  • Total renewal of the stage flooring
  • 6 double-deck stage platforms 13 x 2m
  • 1 stage wagon with turntable 13 m x 12 m, designed as a two-piece structure
  • 1 side stage wagon drive
  • 3 orchestra pit lifts
  • 1 movable trap lift
  • 1 fully automatic backdrop storage
  • Complete electric and electronic layout of the centralized control system including main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the overstage and understage machinery as well as the safety-related equipment.
  • 2 digital lighting consoles with 2 TFT-monitors each and back-up system
  • Secondary console as touchscreen panel
  • Digital dimmer system with 240 x 5kW and 101 x 3kW modules
  • Complete distributions
  • DMX-512 and Ethernet network
  • Complete renewal of installation including connection boxes
  • Retrofit of existing spotlight equipment
  • 1 digital mixing panel as main console with remote control
  • 3 digital crossbar and amplifying stations
  • Complete PA-system in the auditorium
  • Video- and microport systems
  • Integration of the existing stage management system with complete paging and emergency call systems for the whole building into the new system
  • Total renewal of installation including connection boxes for audio
  • 1 digital mixing panel in the mixing studio
  • Digital crossbar
  • Digital cutting station
  • All equipment connected fiber optic cables
  • CCTV and video system
  • Retrofit of the existing playback devices and effect equipment
Phase 1 Design

completed

Phase 2 Handover

completed