Theatre Osnabrück


The submitted design defines the foyer as a crystal, as new reflecting surface of its immediate area, its urban activity and the sky. The neighbouring buildings, each representing its own period, are part of the historic city centre of Osnabrück, the district around the dome. Their beautifully crafted stone facades will be mirrored in the new crystal-like façades of the foyer and create a fascinating and vibrant play with the historic part of the city.

Therefore the foyer acts not only as reflector of the immediate area but also as a symbol of modern theatre and its roll to absorb, transform and interpret our complex times. Overall the new frameless, mirrored enclosure of the existing foyer building will have a settling effect for the area.

Place Osnabrück
Project Redevelopment and remodelling new foyer, Municipal Theatre
Client Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück GmbH
Design Gewers Pudewill
Competition 2. Prize 2010