Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2022


Built in 1909, Chemnitz Opera is considered to be one of Europe’s most modern opera houses. To prepare for 2025, the year in which Chemnitz is European Capital of Culture, the theatre has been given completely new sanitary facilities including Geberit products.

Chemnitz Opera (DE)

Building owner: Chemnitz Opera

Completion: February 2021

Geberit know-how:

  • Rimfree toilets from the Acanto bathroom series
  • Sigma80 actuator plate
  • Preda urinal
  • Brenta and Piave wall-mounted taps
  • CleanLine20 shower channel (specially designed for the washbasins)
  • Duofix installation system

Theaterplatz is one of the most attractive building ensembles in the German city of Chemnitz. It is also a meeting place for culture lovers, with the Opera looking back on a turbulent history.

Building with a long history behind it

Between the industrialisation era in the 19th century and the outbreak of the First World War, Chemnitz experienced a veritable construction boom. It was also during this period that the Opera was built. With its Jugendstil design, it was constructed in 1909 by architect Richard Möbius. After sustaining severe damage in the Second World War, it was rebuilt between 1947 and 1951 and underwent extensive renovations in the 1990s.

Carrara marble as a design element in the sanitary facilities
Carrara marble is used as a design element throughout the building, including in the sanitary facilities.
The Preda urinals in the marble-lined sanitary room
Preda urinals blend in perfectly with the design of the marble-clad room.
The elegant sanitary facilities with rimless WC ceramic appliances from the Acanto range and Sigma80 actuator plates
The elegant sanitary facilities are fitted out with rimless WC ceramic appliances from the Acanto range.

New sanitary facilities

In 2021, the owners of the Opera made use of the pandemic-induced closure to complete a full-scale overhaul of the sanitary facilities. A total of 15 sanitary rooms were fitted out with installation systems and ceramics from Geberit. Among other things, Rimfree toilets with integrated odour extraction from the Geberit Acanto bathroom series were installed. Touchless Geberit washbasin taps, urinals and actuator plates are also seen here.

High visitor numbers

An institution such as Chemnitz Opera is dependent on having reliable sanitary installations with proven durability. After all, the listed heritage building, which holds an audience of up to 720 people, welcomes more than 70,000 guests each year. Chemnitz has been named Capital of Culture for 2025, when its cultural institutions expect to welcome guests from all over Europe.