For a Technical Director it’s a bit like going through hell because you start…and meet difficulties then there are delays but operating the theatre comes first the next premiere has to happen and the curtain has to rise, and no-one should notice.
This is the biggest challenge.
Josef Ulzer, Project Manager, Waagner-Biro Stage Systems
In March or April, we received the order. The disassembly of the old machinery, however, started in June already. That meant we really only had a very small timeframe to complete the entire design for the mechanical and electrical design and to coordinate everything.
One benefit certainly was that the entire tender was awarded to Waagner-Biro Stage Systems. The control system the electrical system as well as the mechanics with an experienced project lead.
My experience working with Waagner-Biro Stage Systems has always been very constructive. Together with Waagner-Biro Stage Systems and the consultants – and the city – we have always seen this as a shared project.
Whenever we had new requests Waagner-Biro Stage Systems fulfilled them. Whenever Waagner-Biro Stage Systems had any troubles delivering something on time we found solutions together.
I think that has always been special here. And that is why Waagner-Biro Stage Systems had fun working here. That is why this became a great stage.
The consultants and I had an idea and wrote it down in the tender. Then Waagner-Biro Stage Systems shared a different idea: We could do it this way. What do you think it?
And so during the process new ideas developed. So we adapted the order supplemented it and so the theater received the best possible solution. That had always been the goal: the best possible solution.
During the construction we decided to completely replace the mobile point hoists and to rebuild the entire grid.