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Vienna State Opera Incorporates Liberty Switch

Client Vienna State Opera and Vienna State Ballet
Location Vienna, Austria
Products Harlequin Studio™, Harlequin Liberty® Switch
Scope Design, supply, and installation of a multi-use floor system in the rehearsal space.

The Vienna State Opera and Vienna State Ballet needed a rehearsal space with both a sprung and rigid floor that they could use daily. Following over two years of development, Harlequin’s technical teams from the UK, Luxembourg, and Germany worked together to install Harlequin Liberty® Switch at The Vienna State Opera House.

Before the installation of the Liberty Switch system could begin, a sub-floor was constructed using wooden battens to provide a completely level surface onto which the pre-manufactured Liberty Switch base panels, complete with the drivers and control mechanism, were installed.

The Harlequin Liberty® LatchLoc top panels were then laid and locked into place, finally being topped with a Harlequin Cascade™ performance vinyl floor. The whole system is operated via a master control unit using a simple touch screen placed on the wall of the room which enables rapid transformation.

“We are extremely excited to be the first venue to have Harlequin Liberty Switch. It is easy to use, and it is great being able to ‘switch’ between a sprung and rigid floor so quickly,” said Martin Schläpfer, Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer at the Vienna State Ballet.   

Video: Introducing Harlequin Liberty® Switch

Video: Vienna State Opera Incorporates Liberty® Switch

Press Release: Harlequin Floors Introduces Harlequin Liberty® Switch