Follow the history of the Konzerthaus Berlin from the Second World War to the present day.
It was decided that the theatre would be rebuilt as a concert hall, as there were already several theatres in East Berlin. However, the name "Schauspielhaus" was retained. An emphasis was also placed on preserving the external facade of Schinkel’s structure. The interior spaces, on the other hand, needed to be adapted to meet new requirements. The process of gutting the building began in 1977. Not only were debris and rubble removed, but also broken and damaged walls and ceilings. The former auditorium was completely disassembled.
Shown in the video: The architect Manfred Prasser on reconstruction.
To transport the rubble outside, the construction workers opened a gate in the outer wall next to the stage, through which cranes and trucks could enter and exit. All the interior building sections were given new, self-supporting steel structures.
Shown in the video: The architect Klaus Just on reconstruction.
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