Project: Kulturpalast
Building Type: Concert hall/Theatre/Lecture theatre/Function rooms
Address: Schloßstraße 2
Zip/City: 01067 Dresden
Country: Germany
Company Division: Lindner SE | Fit-Out Central.East Germany, Lindner SE | Interior Fit-out and Furnishings
Completion: 2017


Project: Kulturpalast

Since 1969, the Kulturpalast of Dresden has been one of the most destinctive cultural establishments of the GDR and stayed the most important venue of the city even after the German reunification. After 40 years of use, the "Kulti" closed in 2012 on the occasion of a complete modernisation and redevelopment.

Lindner AG was responsible for the fit-out and the coordination of all works incl. building services and stage equipment of the concert hall, the cabaret hall as well as for the restauration of the heritage-protected Mogi Ceiling in the Foyer. What followed was an immediate involvement in the project right after the closure of the contract, where Lindner carried our the complete production and installation planning as well as the engineering in 3D models for the concert hall. As a preparation for the redevelopment, Lindner Gerüstbau GmbH was contracted with the construction of 21.500 m³ of complex scaffold structures. Within 18 days, about 110 tonnes of scaffolding material have been installed under sophisticated circumstances. The steel substructure of the hall was cladded with specially-folded triangular gypsum fibre panels. As to the walls, both gyspum fibre systems and fire protection claddings with real-wood veneer of type FIREwood have been installed. The floor system of choice was the specialised FLOOR and more® arena. The ground floor houses a completely decoupled cabaret hall, for which Lindner developed an acoustically effective expanded metal wall and ceiling cladding and supplied further ceiling claddings as well as custom doors. The contract for the faithful restauration of the monolithic gypsum ceiling (Mogi) in the foyer could be put into practice thanks to the finding and further development of original templates.

Companies involved

Client: Kommunales Immobilienmanagement Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Architecture: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg, Germany


Hollow floor systems
FLOOR and more® arena 1,900 sqm
Raised floor systems
NORTEC 300 sqm
FIREwood wall claddings 2,300 sqm
Built-in fixtures
FIREwood ceiling claddings 850
F0 Metal ceiling
LMD-St - Expanded Metal ceilings 250 sqm
Plasterboard ceiling systems
Plasterboard ceilings 1,300 sqm
Mogi Ceiling 4,000 sqm
Perforated plasterboard ceilings 75 sqm
Plasterboard partition systems
Plasterboard wall lining systems 1,900 sqm
Implementation planning
Production and Installation Planning, partially in 3D
Glazed wall elements
Building site equipment
Scaffolding works
Steel construction works
Door and gate systems
Steel plate doors 4 Pcs.
Fire protection doors 43 Pcs.
Wooden Doors 300 Pcs.
Carpenter works
Mobile partitions
Locksmith works
Painter, paperhanging and varnishing works
Floor covering works
Carpet / carpet tile