Graz

fragile memories

OPERNHAUS GRAZ

CONSTRUCTION:

1898 - 1899

TRANSFORMATIONS:

1983 - 1985
major renovation and extension works

STATUS DURING RESEARCH:

carefully restored historical spaces and facades
up to date stage systems
space shared for opera, ballet and musical

the microphone near the stage is set up for contingencies. thus, public announcements and the form of messages are adapted in real time. this mechanism is intended to minimize the discomfort in the theater as much as possible.

change is needed in order to move forward. but what kind of change is actually needed in order to not lose the track of the authentic values to be kept?

the portico lost amid the World War II bombing remains an intensely debated topic today, a constant balance between the memory of monumental aesthetics and the sign of emotional trauma.

Exterior Gallery
Interior Gallery