Classics in Paphos

Supplied and constructed by Stageco Deutschland, the Micro Arch roof system was used at the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra’s annual Europakonzert on May 1st in the Cypriot city of Paphos, the birthplace of Aphrodite and a 2017 European Capital of Culture. Due to the provision of a variety of roof skins, the musicians were able to playing the shade when the sun was high at midday, and because the Micro Arch’s construction is less material-intensive than others, transport costs were kept within very reasonable limits, requiring just three containers to ship the roof. The transparency of the system allowed the audience to not only enjoy the orchestra on stage but view also the unique scenic backdrop of Paphos Castle (originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour), however, because the stage was built directly on the seafront, parts of the substructure had to be mounted underwater. Fotos (c) Monika Rittershaus