Cultural Fever in Dresden
The Saxonian Capital is eagerly awaiting the reopening of the Kulturpalast (Cultural Palace). On 28 April 2017, a ceremony will mark the opening of the extensively modernized Cultural Landmark. Lindner Group was heavily involved in the interior fit-out of the new concert hall, the cabaret stage and in the construction of the heritage-protected ceiling of the foyer.
After over 40 years of service, the aged “Kulti” was closed in 2012 and redeveloped according to plans of the international architectural office gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner. After the redevelopment, the Kulturpalast shines anew with a modern concert hall featuring 1.800 seats, a cultural cabaret called “Herkuleskeule” and the Dresden Central Library.
At the heart of the building is the new fanned-out “Weinberg” concert hall. The subsidiary of Lindner Group in Saxony, under responsibility of Branch Manager Stefan Maier and General Project Manager Torsten Horst, was responsible for the fit-out and general coordination of all works within the concert hall, the facilities of the Herkuleskeule and the reconstruction of the heritage-protected “Mogi” ceiling in the foyer. After extensive consultation and intense coordination with the client and the architects, Lindner Group was trusted with a contract for the General Contracting at a value of 12 mio Euro.
A lot of work actually took place before the first construction works, when Lindner was involved in the planning of this large-scale project: the complete execution and installation planning as well as the technical processing of the hall in 3D-models was done by experts of Lindner Group. Furthermore, Lindner Gerüstbau GmbH was responsible for complex interior scaffoldings in the hall´s 21,500 m³ of space.
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