Modern Counters for the Gewandhaus in Zwickau
Combining the contemporary with the old, creating targeted contrasts and allowing cracks – the game played with new and old runs like a common theme through the entire redesign of the Gewandhaus in Zwickau, one of the oldest theatre buildings in Germany. For ticket sales and the cloakroom, we created a total of three different panelling styles for the service counters – modern, elegant, straight-lined and unobtrusive which are in contrast to the historic building shell.
The centrepieces of the ticket sales are two offset sales counters with panels made of translucent solid surface material that allows indirect illumination. Patterns are relief-milled into the ticket counters that deliberately take on the shape of the decorative pediment of the outer facade – combined with modern lettering that is easy to read from a distance: Tickets. On the other hand, the four-meter-long cloakroom counter is completely withdrawn; it takes on none of the historical elements and awaits customers with large illuminated letters that draw attention to the cloakroom itself.
Builder: City of Zwickau
Costumer: Tischlerei Jörg Schröder
Design: edelweiss design atelier
Material thickness: 12 mm
Colour: Ice White
Photos: Tischlerei Jörg Schröder