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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Teatro municipal in Lima, Peru by Luis Longhi

August 20th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Luis Longhi

His wounds still open for attention, touched, but he did not want pity. Where was his stage was a huge void in the open. The roof and the platform had disappeared, but the energy of all the artists who had passed it lingered in the walls, so it was proposed to act in this space on a ramp. As a sign that he approved our idea, we discovered the building left a boarded door in the wall at the point at which the ramp heading. It was the pass that was needed for entry and exit of players.

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  • Architect: Luis Longhi
  • Name of Project: Teatro municipal
  • Location: Calle Ica, Lima, Peru
  • Client: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • Photography: Mayu Mohanna, Luis Longhi, Miguel Carrillo, Cecilia Larrabure

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  • Structural analysis: Longhi Arquitectos Asociados SA
  • Construction: Hector Suasnábar
  • Materials: Structure of steel, wire mesh enclosures. Solid reinforced concrete elements
  • Surface area: 2.500m2
  • Operated area: 900m2

Images Courtesy Miguel Carrillo

The metal mesh tubes and ramp were added vocabulary items, both those offering security to the public and those who were part of the scenery. Energy and true history of the materials were always allies. No suit, as is customary in theater sets.

The first piece was mounted “King Lear”. The performance will be developed both on the ramp and on the surface of the stalls and boxes, which took the stage space three-dimensional character.

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“Faust” needed a bridge, a huge platform and a skirt made ​​from the rubble of the theater. “Othello” required to build new platforms and define spaces in which facts were developed parallel to the main action. “The Musical” was a peculiar case, because the public was at the old stage and was represented at the meeting, which was covered with gauze cloth to symbolize that protect the scars of the wounded and involving the entire space of the theater in action.

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Seven years later, the interventions are enduring and repeatedly requested for other uses, including other than cultural ones. This confirms its power and membership site. They are much more relevant set designs for plays incidental temporary mounted.

Images Courtesy Cecilia Larrabure

Images Courtesy Luis Longhi

Images Courtesy Mayu Mohanna

Images Courtesy Mayu Mohanna

Images Courtesy Luis Longhi

Images Courtesy Mayu Mohanna

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