Total renovation of theatre with banqueting hall in Germany

Dissing+Weitling, Jugendstil-Festhalle, sketch exterior

Dissing+Weitling has renovated and upgraded a theatre in Jugendstil and the building is now hosting theatrical performances, events and banquets. The transformation illustrates our renovation expertise across styles and the firm’s connection to German architecture.

  • Landau, Germany
    Culture and Museums, Transformations, Culture
    1997 - 2001
  • Client
    City of Landau
    Prof. Burkhardt / Schwab Ingenieure / B. Kriegel, Dr eng. / Prof. Völker / Huneke+Partner / Kern Dipl. eng.
    10,000 m²
  • Jugendstil-Festhalle is situated in Laudau, and our renovation returned the building interior to the original Jugendstil – a German style in line with the French art nouveau.

    The building contains two halls which we have refurnished for banquets and celebrations. The largest hall in the building still also functions as a theatre, and we placed priority on extending the fly tower and replacing the old stage technology.

  • Besides the banqueting halls, we have transformed the entrance hall with wardrobes into a multifunctional foyer with a bar. The former terrace has been returned to a promenade area and is now a concert garden. Along the garden, a covered path connects Jugendstil-Festhalle with a hotel complex, and we have established an equipment centre under the concert garden to make room for an industrial kitchen to service guests.

    Since the formation of the firm, Dissing+Weitling has continuously worked on renovations and new buildings in Germany.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Jugendstil-Festhalle, sketch foyer