No matter whether user or owner: the planning of new real estate or the refurbishment and expansion of already existing ones proves to be a complex task for public as well as private cultural institutions and needs to meet high standards. Cultural real estate shapes artists, administrative staff and visitors with its architecture and functionality, significantly impacting the success of an institution over decades.
To conclude such large-scale projects successfully, prior strategic planning is indispensable, starting from the initial vision to the specific program. However, these aspects cannot be separated from the financial, organizational and operational issues of the cultural real estate. Only an interlocked approach of both infrastructural planning and operations enables the successful launch of a new facility. This is also important for controlling the development of operational costs as well as the follow-up costs of the construction.
The results of the project development and the program are to be implemented throughout the different phases of the construction project. In order to secure the best possible realization of the project vision even with changing conditions (e.g. budget cuts or changed program demands), the perspective of the users should continuously be considered in the entire process. Inevitably, the operational consequences of architectonic changes have to be taken into account by a comprehensive approach.
Owing to our previous experience, we have developed a holistic and comprehensive approach at supporting cultural real estate through all of its project phases. With our services we cover:
- project development (vision & strategy)
- development of user demand with spatial and functional programs
- process moderation and management from a user perspective
- planning of operational processes and issues
In order to offer tailored and extensive services, we also consult specialized partners such as architects, exhibition planners, event technicians and project managers.
The operating model, follow-up costs and infrastructural requirements of a new concert hall were developed as part of a project.
Together with the Deutsches Museum, actori has developed a concept for the future of the former congress hall building as well as concepts for the use of individual areas of the building.
For a new concert hall in Stuttgart actori developed a usage model and an exemplary functional and spatial program.
Commissioned by the Tiroler Landestheater und Orchester GmbH, actori developed an operating model and identified the necessary subsidy requirements for the new Haus der Musik.
For the renovation phase of the opera house, actori evaluated possible interim locations.
For the City of Bonn actori has undertaken the review and assessment of a business plan for the planned Beethoven Festspielhaus Bonn.
A comprehensive profitability and organizational study was carried out for Bühnen Köln for the operation of the theater in the renovated building at Offenbachplatz. A scenario for the expansion of the dance division was also developed.
For the new construction of the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden (Rhein-Main-Congress-Center), follow-up operating costs were calculated as part of a business plan.
For a new event and concert hall actori prepared a market and economic analysis including use and requirement profiles as well as spatial conception.