Beach landscape as far as the eye can see
In SPRING 2002 three students from Berlin Erik Deutschmann, Stephan Eckardt and Olaf König dared to build a Beach sports hall, after a model, as it is found in Witten-Heven (Indoor Beach Sports Centre Witten). After the three had previously gained experience with a large outdoor area, a separate hall was the intended target. In Witten, they had studied the hall and the concept with the support of the local hall operator Patrick Temmermann, and also there admired by smartart created mural that there contributes a significant part to the atmosphere. To be on the safe side, they committed the artists from Dortmund.
As in Witten, the long inner wall should be painted in a ‘caribian-beach-look’. This had to work on time; because three weeks after works started, the sand was delivered into the hall and thus driving with the existing lifting platforms would become impossible. Soon after opening the first interested parties had found for wall surfaces, which were provided as part of sponsorship contracts. All these sponsors should but wanted to incorporate into the mural. So all was served. The picture was not interrupted by annoying advertising but the advertising fits into the picture now pleasant and well received. First there were the sports venues Outfitters 'Erhardt Sport', the Berlin Water-brand 'Spreequell' and the Berlin radio station 'Radio One'. Later still reaches the 'Beck's Brewery, and cell phone accessories company' Jim Thomsen '.
The working conditions had changed, because now the hall was already in operation. Therefore, could not be used at peak times. This resulted in some night shifts. In addition, the sand made it difficult to move forward with the lifts. However, with a few planks, this problem was quickly resolved. The three operators was still a piece of wall that they wanted to know embellished. Having been primarily interior was painted, should now be painted outdoor. There is a beer garden was created in which you of course should not look at the naked wall. The next strike was the sauna. Another order was to be a special party room for events. Again, the scenery was continued sense. By now, almost all the walls are painted. But the next hall is already talking ...