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Kiel Opera House

Heinrich Christian Seeling

alias Stadttheater, Opernhaus
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Important events

(detail)1905 | construction
After several years of designing, the theatre was built between 1905-1907 by Heinrich Seeling.
(detail)1.10.1907 | opening

(detail)13.12.1943 | fire

(detail)22.5.1944 | fire

(detail)24.7.1944 | fire

(detail)50. 's 20. century | alteration
The theatre was rebuilt between 1950 and 1953 to the design by Heinrich Hansen/Guido Widmann, Werner Kallmorgen and Partner.


(detail)Heinrich Christian Seeling |main architect

He was born into a family of Christian Seeling master bricklayer. Even as a boy he learned the craft mason with his father. He was a student of Academy of Architecture in Berlin. He worked in the Berlin studio Hugo Licht, chief counsel of urban construction in Leipzig. The event that had an impact on the architect's career was winning awards in the competition for the theater in Halle. He was honored with the Royal Order of Class IV.

Picture: A design of an opernahus by him for Berlin

In: Freydank , Ruth. Theater in Berlin: von den Anfängen bis 1945. Berlin, 1988. p. 309

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Heinrich Hansen |architect
Guido Widmann |architect




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