The State Theatre in Meiningen was built on behalf of Duke Georg II of Sachsen-Meiningen between 1908-1909 in the neoclassical style. A serious of successful productions made the Meininger theatre an important stage not only in Thuringia and secured it a special position within the theatre world that it still holds today.» More about the State Theatre in Meiningen
Project Example Südthüringer Staatstheater Meiningen
In 2010 the main building was generally modernised, which also included a new colour scheme for the entire interior design: The auditorium with its circles and the flat dome, the vestibule, the foyer and the staircases were all included in the redesign. The aim was to draw up a coherent colour and surface concept, appropriate for the building's cultural history significance. The effect of the coating systems used and the interaction of the different surfaces had to produce an authentic and period style image. Good building physics properties and a high degree of robustness were also required, not only to ensure high value stability, but also to ensure economic maintenance.
The Project Stages
First, extensive restoration work was carried out to check and to secure old findings and to compile a coherent and fine colour concept. Based on this, the lead restorer then created extensive sample areas (“Musterachsen”) in which to carry out tests and sample coatings, which ultimately led to the decision regarding the paint systems to be used – not only with regard to technology but also the colour. The responsible firm of architects, the restorer and the responsible consultant of BEECK’schen Farbwerke provided advice and documented the precise implementation of the largely very sophisticated coating work.
The Paint System Used
Based on the objective, all kinds of different paint systems were chosen for the various surfaces (see products used).
The interior design of the main building appears today in renewed splendour, which appears absolutely authentic. The surfaces of the different paint systems and colours are harmoniously matched with each other and lend the historical ambience a coherent style.
Bernd Willy Engel
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