Project DescriptionMunicipal Theatre (Stadsgehoorzaal) – Kampen
Renovation/restoration in 4 passes: Main Auditorium with its fly tower, Studio Theatre, offices, back stage area, public spaces (main entrance, foyer etc.). The building is a national listed monument and dates from 1890.
The maintenance condition and state of preservation of the building turned out to have become below-standard during the course of the years. This lead to the municipality’s decision for a 10-year full-scale renovation and restoration to its former glory. This intensive process was completed in 2015, and this without having to close its doors for the public. It appeared to be necessary to bring the technical stage facilities, building logistics, and installations up to date and in agreement with health and safety regulations. At the same time, the outdated interior and HVAC systems were renewed. A new loading dock facility with elevator platform integrated in the pavement was integrated in the monumental stage door portal. The complete design and supervision work was in the hands of PBTA.
During work on the main auditorium interior, original wall and ceiling frescos were rediscovered and painstakingly restored. These paintings are the more remarkable, These paintings from 1907 are the more remarkable, since they were already in 1907 executed in an early Art Deco style, a transition from Art Nouveau. In the coffered ceiling of the Main Auditorium (plaster on reed from 1890) an invisible lighting bridge was integrated from the attic. In 2007 the Old Foyer (“Oude Foyer”) 1890 interior and frescos was restored in original splendor. PBTA integrated such a lighting bridge with equal success in the historic Theater Diligentia, The Hague, 1853; restoration 2002).
- ClientCity of Kampen / Foundation Stadsgehoorzaal (NL)
- ArchitecttEVE Architecten (NL)
- Project duration2005 - 2015
- Gross Floor Area4,000 m2
- Main hall 480 seats
- Small hall230 seats