De Doelen

Invisible technical installation

The large concert hall in De Doelen was profoundly renovated forty years after its opening. The most important changes are the new seating, the architectural lighting and the canopy above the stage area. Within this mobile canopy one finds many built-in technical facilities including orchestra lighting, a film screen, flybars, speakers and stage lighting. The new catwalks and lighting towers are not in the public’s view, but discretely built into walls and ceiling. Furthermore, there is a new HVAC system, which is more comfortable, and more energy efficient.


  • Client Concert- en Congresgebouw De Doelen, Rotterdam and Rotterdam Development Company
  • Architect Kraaijvanger Urbis
  • Project

    Concert hall (2121 seats) renovation.

  • Date of completion 2009

Concert- en Congresgebouw De Doelen Rotterdam

Scope of work Theateradvies®

HVAC system.

Catwalks, lighting towers, canopy with technical facilities, stage lighting, amplifying system for spoken word and projection facilities.

European tender for seating.

Management, planning and budget control.