Solothurn’s municipal theatre is located in a 17th century building complex in the middle of the city’s heritage-protected old town. During the comprehensive renovation process, Baroque parapets ornamented with murals were found and restored and established the theatre hall as Switzerland’s oldest. The signage developed by Bringolf Irion Vögeli echoes the gold of the mural paintings, chandeliers and staircase with classic brass lettering. In the theatre’s interior, the signage is painted directly on the surface substrate. My four floor-to-ceiling illustrations function simultaneously as orientation, decoration and reference to the Baroque paintings. The narrow building’s maze of corridors steer actors and musicians to their respective destinations: orchestra pit, make-up, costume und tailoring.
format: 4 murals, different formats
commissioned by: Stadtbauamt Abteilung Hochbau, Stadt Solothurn
architecture: Phalt Architekten AG, Zürich
signage: Bringolf Irion Vögeli, Zürich
photography: Roger Frei, Zürich