Ballet on the Rhine

Düsseldorf, Germany

On behalf of the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia the business unit Social Infrastructure Europe from HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions designed and financed the rehearsal building for the ballet of the German opera on the Rhine, and built it together with HOCHTIEF Infrastructure. The public-private partnership experts are operating the ballet building, their first PPP project in the cultural sector, within the framework of a leasing contract for a period of 30 years.



  • City: Düsseldorf
  • Country: Germany
  • Contracting authority/client: German Opera on the Rhine
  • Type of contract: PPP
  • Contract: Designing, financing, building and operating a rehearsal building for the Ballet of the German Opera on the Rhine
  • Contract volume: EUR 25.7 million
  • Architect: Architects office von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Term of contract: 30 years leasing contract, 50 years leasehold
  • Construction time: 2014-2015
  • Participants: HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, HOCHTIEF Infrastructure Building