Berlin State Opera #1: Materialpreis 2017

June 21, 2017

We are happy to announce to be the winners of this year's Materialpreis with our design of the State Opera's reverberation gallery. The design gently interprets the original building. "To apply such a good design solution for a necessity, to solve such a special task in such an ingenious way deserves great respect," the Jury states. We feel honored and proud!

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State Opera Berlin: reverberation gallery installed

July 11, 2016

In the last weeks, a central element of the Opera’s refurbishment was realized: the reverberation gallery. To improve the acoustics of the auditorium, the historic ceiling was lifted up by approx. 5 m. The open diamond-shaped composite ceramic pattern frames the gallery optically without interfering with the original design vocabulary of the auditorium. This measure improves the acoustic of the Opera significantly.

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First prize for the UNESCO World Heritage site Kloster Lorsch

September 18, 2015

Together with topotek1 hg merz has won the German Landscape Architecture Award 2015. The award went to the UNESCO World Heritage site Kloster Lorsch, for which hg merz and topotek1 have developed the master plan and planned and built the visitor centre. They also refurbished the church fragment and made it accessible to the visitors.

» UNESCO World Heritage site Kloster Lorsch

Opening of the Richard Wagner-Museum

July 26, 2015

The Richard Wagner-Museum has opened in time for the festival. In the new building by Staab Architekten visitors can wander around the treasures of 150 years of festival history with all its stage designs, costumes and props, and engage in the life and works of Richard Wagner. Besides the work of one of the great European composers the focus is also on the location itself, Haus Wahnfried and the Siegfried-Wagner Haus.

» Richard Wagner-Museum