Perspex® revives a Hamburg theatre
SpriAG, Hamburg, Germany
Tenant: Schmidt Theatre, Hamburg, Germany
Heinz Finck Metallbau GmbH, Linau, Germany
ARTHUR KRÜGER KG, Barsbüttel, Germany
Architektenbüro Hohaus Hinz & Seifert Architekturgesellschaft GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
In collaboration with: PBI Planungsbüro für Ingenieurleistungen GmbH, Wertingen, Germany
Exterior façade (Cladding)
Architects at Hohaus Hinz & Seifert have redesigned the renowned Schmidt Theatre in Hamburg.
The new building features a striking new façade which uses red Perspex® from Lucite® acrylic sheet to create a rectangular frame structure which emphasizes the clean modern lines of the new building.
Perspex® was chosen for its excellent product qualities, including UV resistance and outstanding weathering, made it ideal for this application.
Working with northern German distributor of Perspex® ARTHUR KRÜGER KG, Lucite developed two new custom colours especially for this project – Perspex® Red 4T76 and Perspex® Red 4T77, in 12mm thick sheet to create a unique and highly visible exterior look.
During the day, the bright red acrylic stands out next to the darker glass front of the theatre and by night the illuminated Perspex® shines in an intense red, putting the legendary theatre centre stage of Hamburg’s vibrant Reeperbahn.
Assembly and handling of the Perspex® from Lucite® sheet was done by Heinz Finck Metallbau GmbH, Linau.
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