The new open-air stage fits into the natural topography and creates a contemporary event location. Located directly on the Loreley Rock, high above the Rhine, the listed open-air stage complex had to be adapted to the increased requirements of concert events and venues. In addition to a new, significantly bigger stage roofing, it was necessary to rearrange the entire entrance area, all escape staircases and the backstage area to enable events for up to 15,000 visitors.
At the same time, all aspects of monument protection and the world cultural heritage “Upper Middle Rhine Valley” had to be taken into account. All serving buildings receive facades that are clad with wooden lamellas, all interventions and new settings in the listed outdoor area are accentuated with COR-TEN steel and deliberately contrast with the historical substance.
Because the membrane roof of the stage is not permitted to be higher than its predecessor building yet should cover twice the surface area, a construction consisting of two clamped tubular steel arches and a third arch running horizontally that would extend the roof towards the rear was chosen. The interference with the historical structure of the building is reduced to a minimum.