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Tai Kwun Conversations: Renovation of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

7 March 2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

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Tai Kwun — Centre for Heritage and Arts is pleased to announce that this spring, Tai Kwun Conversations will present an all-new series of online talks to discuss worldwide conservation work and the complexities of each individual project. Making its debut as a series of three thematic talks, World Heritage: International Series on Architectural Conservation will be available to the public beginning in March through Tai Kwun’s online channel and carrying on until May 2022, free of charge.

The talks are part of the ongoing effort by Tai Kwun to showcase professionals, industry practitioners, advocates, and participants in the field of heritage conservation, architecture, arts, design, and culture, and connect them to the city’s public to create long-term and meaningful relationships.

To kick-off the spring season, Tai Kwun Conversations will present three international case studies of built heritage conservation: the renovation of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera), the adaptive reuse of the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall in Singapore as the new National Gallery Singapore, and the rebuilding of the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris after the April 2019 fire. Join Tai Kwun to explore the protection and continuity of world heritage that embraces transformation, resilience, and adaptation to changing global conditions.

World Heritage: International Series on Architectural Conservation (1): Renovation of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Led by Matthias Schulz, the first chapter of the forum will take place online, discussing the 275-year-old Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The historic building in the centre of Berlin has undergone extensive reconstruction and belongs to one of the world’s most important opera companies. Since its renovation, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden has become one of the most modern opera houses in the world in terms of stage technology.

Speaker biography: Matthias Schulz studied Concert Piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. He joined the Konzerthaus Dortmund in 2003 as Project Manager for the opera project “Mozart 22”. From 2005 to 2009, he was responsible for the concert and the media productions at the Salzburg Festival.

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