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.
New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague, Netherlands by Zaha Hadid Architects
March 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
In sharp contrast to the basic rectangular geometry of its surroundings, our design proposes a structure punctuated by fluid horizontal louvres, which seem to move when graced by light and shade – issuing a playful invitation to enter – moving upwards to culminate in a gracious curving roof-line.
Design for the New Dance and Music Centre in The Hague developed instinctively from the urban dynamics of its city centre location, producing a structure defined by subtle volumetric gestures that invites visitors to enter via a ground-level plaza.
Within, the seamless continuation of public domains reinforces the cohesion of a structure which houses four major institutions – Royal Conservatory, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Residential Orchestra and Guest Programming – the whole culminating in a gently curving roofline.
In sharp contrast with conventional rectangular geometry, our design proposes a fluid force field of horizontal louvres, which seem to move when graced by light or shade – a unique characteristic affording a playfulness to the façade – articulating public circulation through foyers and sculpted inner atrium, providing tantalizing glimpses onto inner spaces.
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