Renovation work starts with the performance Seismic Session by Doris Uhlich, August 10/13, 2017
Roughly three decades after the last general renovation, we are ready to start a new round of restoration and modernization measures.
In consultation with Adolf Krischanitz, who supervised the previous general renovation in 1985–1986, we have drawn up the following list of rehabilitation measures:
– restoration of the “Golden Cupola”, including re-gilding of the ca. 2500 leaves and ca. 311 berries
– renovation of the heritage-protected façade and the glass roof
– modernization of the galleries (air conditioning, floors, bathrooms, etc.)
– Barrier-free access to the Beethoven Frieze
The Federal Chancellery, the City of Vienna, and the Secession have pledged a total of € 2.8 million for the needed construction work. The Federal Government and the City of Vienna each provide € 1 million, while the Secession itself will need to raise the remaining € 0.8 million.