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.
Sundsvall Theater in Sundsvall, Sweden by François Blanciak Architect
May 8th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: François Blanciak Architect
In order to emphasize the public nature of the art center, the project presents itself as a series of cuts of an original spherical volume that are tilted to allow pedestrians to cross freely through the public space upon which the building sits. In addition to distinguishing the various programmatic elements of the project, this translation movement follows and connects to an existing public building axis.
This vector then translates into an interior street, connecting directly the existing amenity to the various theater units, whose gradient is matched by the gentle inclination of the sphere slices. The resulting angle also increases the exposure of the building to direct sunlight from the south, which in combination with solar panels on the surface of these cuts aims to conciliate morphology and energy efficiency.
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