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Competition Badisches Staatstheater


Competition Badisches Staatstheater

The design is based on the idea of not cutting up the outstanding urban situation between the palace, palace square, art gallery and orangery with botanical garden with a large structure, but rather breaking up the complex into various cylindrical and prismatic buildings. They should only be loosely joined together. The organisational and technical centre is the studio building, which houses the studio theatre, the company entrance, the rooms for the administration, for the artistic and technical directors and technical facilities. The Large and Small Houses are connected to this building as independent functional units via bridges, each accessed by their own driveways and foyers.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 200

Project-specific information

Project Competition Badisches Staatstheater
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann, Architektur
Project period 1959-1960

Object-specific information

Typology Theater, theater (buildings)

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Karlsruhe