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Neoclassical

Project timeline

1818 – 1821

Type

Culture & Entertainment

Location Change this

Gedarmenmarkt Square
10117 Berlin
Germany
www.konzerthaus.de/

Current state

Restored (after demolition)

Also known as Change this

Concert Hall Berlin, Schauspielhaus Berlin,

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July 07th, 2017

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The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin housing the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Built as a theatre from 1818 to 1821 under the name of the Schauspielhaus Berlin, its usage changed to a concert hall after the Second World War and its name changed to its present one in 1994.

The building was severely damaged by Allied bombing and the Battle of Berlin the building was rebuilt from 1977 onwards and reopened as the concert hall of the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester in 1984 with a gala concert. The exterior, including many of the sculptures of composers by Christian Friedrich Tieck and Balthasar Jacob Rathgeber, is a faithful reconstruction of Schinkel's designs, while the interior was adapted in a Neoclassical style meeting the conditions of the altered use. The great hall is equipped with a notable four-manual pipe organ including 74 stops and 5811 pipes. In 1994 it was renamed the "Konzerthaus Berlin".

Acoustically, the hall is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world for music and/or opera.

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