Benjamin Rieß

My project is a stage design that is located in a place of exception – the Ernst Happel football stadium. Since my main interest was the creation of a stage design, I chose the site before the play. In this sense, my approach acts contrary to more classical ideas where space is subjected to the needs of the play. In my project, the spatial context and its history are given the possibility to address the processes of theatre making on the level of architecture. I chose the Ernst Happel football stadium because is only used for international and Champions League games and is therefore most of the times empty. It offers an ideal place for temporary uses such as a theatre show. 

Advisor: Angelika Schnell