The design situates the building adjacent to the existing Parktheater. The expressive form of the building creates a landmark for the city and the region.
When situating the building on the site it was important to us to redefine the urban relationship of Alexanderheights with the city. The building was placed in the north of the Parktheater and oriented towards the inner city to emphasize this. On the otherhand we wanted to create a synergy between the existing Parktheater and the new Multifunctional hall and create a single access point for vistors to both theaters as a shared service access for more efficient access. In order to achieve that and to not block the views one can have from the existing Theater to the Innenstadt we created a „linkage space“ a generous multilevel foyer space that that allows for the actual hall to float above the ground and opens up views from the old Parktheater to the city towards the Northeast.
This linkage space between the existing Parktheater and the new multifunctional hall that continues underneath the new grosser Festsaal onto the plaza level. This linkage space is a combined lobby and main entrance to both the old and the new theaters. A central circulation element (grand stair case) provides access to both the existing Parktheater on level 4 and the existing small theater on level 2 as well as the Grosser festsall on levele 5, the kleinen festsaal on level 2, the seminar and tagungsraeume on Level 1 and the new multifunctional room on the groundlevel. There is a centraly located dropp off zone for all vistors of the new Theatercenter from which the guest can proceed directly into the main lobby where they can purchase their tickets. From this point they can proceed over the Grand staircase to the different perfomance areas. An elevator connects the lobby space with all levels for barrier free access.
Client: City of Iserlohn Program: Performance center Size: 85,000 sqft Budget: 56 Million Euros Completion date: 2011-09-08 Unbuild Material: Stainless steel panels, glass, wood Team: Herwig Baumgartner & Scott Uriu, principal Project Team:Nema Ashjaee, Perla Aguayo, Steven Sun, Rebecca Gilbert Consultant: Executive Architect: Architektur Maurer; Structural engineer: Schlaich, Bergermann and Partner; Energy consultant: Transsolar