The preservation-listed Cantate Hall dating from the 1950s and now part of the Goethehöfe in Frankfurt am Main, has been nominated for the 2020 Hessen Preservation of Historical Monuments Prize by the State Office for Monument Preservation and Frankfurt’s Office for Monument Preservation. schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH team was responsible for implementing work phases 5-9. Prior to that, the initial phases were supervised by Landes und Partner architects.
Updating the out-dated technology of the Cantate Hall required radical intervention in the original fabric of the aging theatre. This entailed comprehensive renovation work, adapting the design to the existing building. It also involved working closely – and successfully – with the Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments, and consulting with them, among other things, on colours, wall and floor coverings, and chair covers. Particular importance was attached to restoring the original room layout of the lower foyer, where the column cladding has been faithfully reproduced. The work was coordinated in detail between schneider+schumacher’s Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH team, ABG FRANKFURT HOLDING as the client, and the Office for the Preservation of Monuments and Sites. The architects Landes und Partner’s harmonious colour scheme for the Cantate Hall will encourage future visitors both to linger and listen.