The refurbishment of a prestigious performance house is always a challenge. The German Theater was opened in Munich in 1896 in the magnificent New Baroque style and is considered the "Broadway" of the Bavarian capital. It is not only the second largest theater in Munich, but also the biggest guest performance theater of Germany. A few years ago they took a profound reorganization in attack. The contract for the stage technology was awarded to Waagner-Biro. The delivery included a modern control system, as well as the complete renovation of the lower and upper machinery for stage and audience area.
For the renovation the entire gridiron and fly galleries were renewed. All machines were overhauled and integrated into the new control. The safety devices (iron curtain and smoke hood) and the hall hoists were completely renewed.
Also in the lower machinery all the key components of the drive trains, donors, safety devices and cables have been replaced. Only the steel skeleton of the six double-deck podiums and Spiralift lifting units were acquired and rehabilitated.
Heart of the system is the CAT V4 control system with interfaces for building control systems as well as extensive facilities for remote maintenance and inspection. From here, all drives can be controlled and programmed.
A new stage floor ensures the finish. This extends to the all-new backstage. Thus, sufficient space was created for all eventualities. In the front stage the new orchestra pit with a renovated orchestra pit and of course the main curtain shine.
In addition, a small stage was installed in the historical Silbersaal during the construction period as well as the central transportation access to the stage for scenes was renovated and equipped with a new control system.
Particular challenges were mainly the static concerns related to existing buildings.
In October 2013, the house was handed over to the user successfully .
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