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RKW Architektur + Designs Light-Flooded Opera House on the Rhine River in Dusseldorf

RKW Architektur + Designs Light-Flooded Opera House on the Rhine River in Dusseldorf
RKW Architektur + Designs Light-Flooded Opera House on the Rhine River in Dusseldorf, © Anton Kolev, formtool
© Anton Kolev, formtool

RKW Architektur + has released images of their Neue Deutsche Oper am Rhein, a new cultural venue for Dusseldorf, Germany. The striking opera house, situated on the River Rhine, represents a “new Dusseldorf” due to its prominent location along a popular inner-city embankment route.

The light-flooded opera house, emphasizing transparency in order to develop an open affinity with the surrounding city, represents a node along the embankment promenade, “becoming not only a walkway and amusement route but also a pilgrims’ path of culture.”

© Anton Kolev, formtool
© Anton Kolev, formtool

The scheme’s open-plan ground floor develops from an exterior forecourt, thus becoming part of urban space, with integrated ticket offices, cafes, bistros, and a hotel lobby. The hotel, with 310 rooms, is located on the top levels, in the “peak of the dynamic load-bearing structure.”

© RKW Architektur +
© RKW Architektur +

The opera hall will accommodate 1,500 seats, also functioning as a philharmonic hall thanks to state-of-the-art technology. An extra 1000 seats in the wings and backstage area can be created on hydraulically-extendable grandstands, thus morphing the space between a classical opera stage and a central arena. The scheme’s plinth will host service areas such as deliveries, an opera workshop, and parking for 1,200 cars, as well as shops and restaurants along the promenade.

© RKW Architektur +
© RKW Architektur +

Under RKW’s proposition, the site of the current opera house on Heinrich-Heine-Allee would be cleared for the construction of a new Photo Museum, so as to combine with the K20 and Kunsthalle to create a new museum quarter. In addition to its museum function, the Photo Museum could serve as a cultural forum to enliven the surrounding area.

© RKW Architektur +
© RKW Architektur +

The end of the Rhine Embankment Promenade, which was inaugurated 25 years ago and has become a central feature of high-quality life in Dusseldorf, is an excellent location for the construction of a new modern opera house.
-Dieter Schmoll, Managing Partner, RKW Architektur +

News via: RKW Architecktur +

Design concept: RKW Architektur +
Visualization: Anton Kolev, formtool
GFA (aboveground): 34,000 m²
Total GFA: 58,000 m²
Shop areas: 3,000 m²
Car-parking spaces: 1,200
Hotel rooms: 310 

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "RKW Architektur + Designs Light-Flooded Opera House on the Rhine River in Dusseldorf" 25 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/912148/rkw-architektur-plus-designs-light-flooded-opera-house-on-the-rhine-river-in-dusseldorf/> ISSN 0719-8884
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