English Theatre, Frankfurt/Main
Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
In 1989 the office was commissioned to design a small theatre in the vicinity of the main train station of Frankfurt. This was to serve as a beacon project as part of a political initiative aimed at transforming the area so that the first impressions of those arriving at the main railway station would be of a cultured city rather than a red light district.
The upper floors were to accommodate administrative offices of the City of Frankfurt (a tourist information centre).
An existing plan was completely reworked for the theatre itself – on the one hand, to give the auditorium a unique identity within the restricted space available; and on the other, to meet the modern technical needs of a small theatre (with a seating capacity of 250).