Mariinsky Theatre II
Linking history with opera, ballet and symphony music
St. Petersburg, Russia
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Client: Ministry of Culture
Project Type: Stone Engineering
The opening of the new theatre, Mariinsky II, took place in St Petersburg, Russia in May 2013. Alongside the historic building of the Mariinsky Theatre, built in 1860, and the Concert Hall which opened in 2006, the Mariinsky II will form part of this theatre and concert complex. The opening of the new theatre, equipped with the very latest and best technology, heralds the start of a new era in the history of the Mariinsky Theatre. The exterior of the building is made of beige Jura limestone, interspersed with syncopated floor-to-ceiling windows of various sizes, and a metal roof. It was a great privilege for PICCO Engineering to have had the opportunity to work on such a high profile stone engineering project and a pleasure to collaborate with Diamond Schmitt Architects.