Main Theater Lobby

Task: Design, Design Development and Construction Document

Collaboration: Jaeger Baumanagement Gmbh, Zürich

Press: Hochbaudepartement, Sep 05 - Hochparterre, Nov 05


Creating a new foyer for a famous theatre called for a mix of modernity and theatricality. Evoking the tricks often used on the theatre’s 19th century stage, our design played with perspectives to dramatic effect.

Side walls in the foyer were arranged at an angle. When people arrived at the theatre the foyer looked short. When they left, the space looked long. A specially designed terrazzo floor disguised the angle of the walls to make the illusion even more spectacular. Our client, the City of Zürich, appreciated this contemporary and sophisticated piece of architectural theatre.