A show in the Roman quarry doubtless is a unique experience for every visitor, whether it is the classical-music lover enjoying a performance of the opera festival or a local watching the annual passion play with his friends as amateur actors.
▼项目概览，project overview ©Hertha Hurnaus
The playing and singing under the open sky on a gentle summer night, far away from the noise of the street is an experience that even the average visitor who is not too much into opera and passion plays will find overwhelming.
▼远眺观众席，overlook to the auditorium ©Hertha Hurnaus
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©Hertha Hurnaus
Until now, though, it has only been the stage itself that has benefited from the ambience of the location, unique in Austria, whereas the path used by visitors to get from the parking lot to their seats in the auditorium and back always was an unatmospheric, merely functional accessway. The basic idea of the design is to extend the ambience of the magnificent rock-face scenery to all parts of the theatrical arena so as to make it a more palpable and visual enveloping experience.
▼坡道路径，access ramp ©Hertha Hurnaus
▼设计将整个舞台与壮丽的岩石景观相互融合，the basic idea of the design is to extend the ambience of the magnificent rock-face scenery to all parts of the theatrical arena ©Hertha Hurnaus
▼出口坡道，exit ramp ©Hertha Hurnaus
▼建筑外观，building exterior view ©Hertha Hurnaus
▼场地环境，context ©Hertha Hurnaus
Project Stages: 1–7
Client: Fürst Esterházy Familienprivatstiftung
Competition: 08.2005 – 1st Prize
GBA: 9.875 m²
Team: Alexandra Seip, Ferdinand Kersten, Jan Schröder, Johanna Kropp, Martina Arend, Martin Brandt, Sandra Gnigler
Structural engineering: gmeiner_haferl
Building services: HPD Planungsdienst
Structural physics: Büro Prause
Geotechnics: 3P Geotechnik
Lighting design: Klaus Pokorny
Kitchen planning: Büro Stria
Exit route planning: Büro Düh
Photos: Hertha Hurnaus