The Bavarian State Opera in Munich is expanding its decoration warehouse in order to consolidate the entire stage decoration at one location in the future. Miebach Consulting is responsible for the detailed planning and realization of the special high-bay warehouse in Poing near Munich. The overall management of the project with an investment of 24 million euros is in the hands of the Rosenheim State Building Authority. Go-live of the extension will be in mid-2023.
Pic 1 (Source: RIKO, d.o.o.) 3D image of the decoration warehouse in Poing
Pic 2 (Source: Wilfried Hösl)
Pic 3 (Source: StMB) Bavaria's Minister of construction Kerstin Schreyer and Minister of Art Bernd Silber at the groundbreaking ceremony
Initial situation: high logistics effort due to decentralized storage
The Bavarian State Opera is a repertory house with approximately 75 opera and 35 ballet productions; around 40 different operas and 15 ballets are performed each year. The individual productions have a load volume of about 6 to 20 trucks and must be transported according to the order of assembly and disassembly with a tight schedule.
The volume of stage sets has increased considerably in the last 10 to 15 years, so that additional external storage facilities had to be rented. The sets are currently stored in Poing, as well as in four other warehouse locations in the Munich area.
Having the décor elements so widely distributed makes the already enormous logistics effort for the State Opera even greater. "We are glad to keep all the decorations in one warehouse in the future. This will significantly improve our logistics processes," says Karsten Matterne, technical director.
Automated process from truck delivery - Photovoltaic system covers power requirements
The spectacular foreground cannot function without a sophisticated background"
said Bernd Sibler, Bavarian Minister of State for Science and the Arts, in his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for the extension on July 02.
And this requires tailor-made and efficient logistics: a coordinated, automated system is needed to store the stage decorations, which are placed in custom-made containers. The containers are up to 10m long and weigh up to 6 tons with the stage decoration, and are delivered by special trucks of the Bavarian State Opera and conveyed on rollers to the associated shipping area of the hall. From there, a stacker crane takes over the automated storage of the containers in the levels of the high-bay warehouse.
The design of the extension with a third aisle and the five levels makes the best possible use of the capacities. The storage of decorations is made fit for the future!"
- says Carsten Dickes, project manager, Miebach Consulting GmbH.
In order to make optimum use of the available space, the building is being constructed in silo design. The racking system forms the load-bearing structure of the building and thus also the framework for the facade and the roof. The interior is divided into five levels and a basement with a special freight elevator, so that more than 440 of the large containers can be stored in future.
A photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof of the extension building, which will cover the company's own electricity requirements with an output of 40,000 kilowatt hours per year.