Archive for the ‘Opera House’ Category
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: LASVIT
Dubai Opera is a truly unique venue and the emirate’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
Designed by Janus Rostock of Atkins, Dubai Opera resembles a traditional dhow boat and all elements of the interior and exterior are in keeping with the heritage of Dubai which revolves largely around the water-based industries such as fishing and pearl fishing. In keeping with the design is a stunning new creation from LASVIT which will greet guests as they enter Dubai Opera.
Image Courtesy © LASVIT
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
Snøhetta’s prize-winning design was characterized by the jury as having strongly identifiable themes that tie the building to its culture and place while also presenting an unusual and unique expression that was in many ways new and innovative.
The project developed a highly complex program into a simple general plan that integrated both a practical and intuitive sculptural approach to modeling the exterior form. Its low slung form became a link within the city rather than a divisive sculptural expression. Its accessible roof and broad, open public lobbies make the building a social monument rather than a sculptural one. The building is as much landscape as architecture and thus fosters public awareness and engagement with the arts. Generous windows at street level provide the public a glimpse of the scenery workshop activities. The building still finds an audience with public who are not opera, ballet or orchestra fans. The cafes and gift shop, with their access to the waterfront are destinations which offer opportunities to generate revenue for the institution while providing a general public amenity. Care was taken with the design of these components so that they are seamlessly integrated into the overall character of the building’s bold design.
Image Courtesy © Jens Passoth
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
- Location: Oslo, Norway
- Photography: Jiri Harvan, Jens Passoth, Helene Binet, Gerald Zugmann, Trond Isaksen, Statsbygg
- Client: Statsbygg (The Governmental Building Agency)
- Size 38 500m2
- Status: Completed
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Article source: Toyo Ito & Associates
A decade since it was first designed, the Taichung Opera House finally had its official opening on 30th September 2016. The product of a Toyo Ito & Associates collaboration with Cecil Balmond and Arup, the building’s free-form geometry has been constructed to realise its ‘coral-like’ structure in Taichung’s Xitun district.
Image Courtesy © Toyo Ito & Associates
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Article source: moh architects
The new ‘Busan Metropolitan Opera’ sits at the intersection point of the two bridges leading up to the competition site, tying the Opera into the city fabric while at the same time interweaving it with the picturesque waterfront promenade. The ensemble of opera and multifunctional theater further divides the site into a series of differentiated territories, each of which fully draws on the potential of a site suspended between city and sea:
Image Courtesy © moh architects
- Architects: moh architects
- Project: Busan Opera House
- Location: Busan, South Korea
- Team: Mehlan, Opperer, Hugo, Minning
- Client: Municipality of Busan
- Year: 2011
- Status: intl. competition / first phase
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Article source: MAD Architects
MAD Architects unveils the completed Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin. In 2010, MAD won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island, a master plan for an opera house, a cultural center, and the surrounding wetland landscape along Harbin’s Songhua River.The sinuousopera house is the focal point of the Cultural Island, occupying a building area of approximately 850,000square feet of thesite’s 444 acres total area. It features a grand theater that can host over 1,600 patrons and a smaller theater to accommodate an intimate audience of 400.
Harbin Opera House, aerial view from the east, Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: MAD Architects
- Project: Harbin Opera House
- Location: Harbin, China
- Photography: Hufton+Crow, Adam Mørk
- Directors: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, YosukeHayano
- Design Team: Jordan Kanter, Daniel Gillen, Bas van Wylick, Liu Huiying, Fu Changrui, Zhao Wei, Kin Li ,Zheng Fang, Julian Sattler, Jackob Beer, J Travis Russett, SohithPerera, Colby Thomas Suter, Yu Kui, Philippe Brysse, Huang Wei, Flora Lee, Wang Wei, XieYibang, LyoHengliu, Alexander Cornelius, Alex Gornelius, Mao Beihong, GianantonioBongiorno, Jei Kim, Chen Yuanyu, Yu Haochen, Qin Lichao, Pil-Sun Ham, MingyuSeol, Lin Guomin, Zhang Haixia, Li Guangchong, Wilson Wu, Ma Ning, DavideSignorato, Nick Tran, Xiang Ling, Gustavo Alfred Van Staveren, Yang Jie,
- Landscape Architect: Turenscape, Earthasia Design Group
- Interior Design: MAD Architects, Shenzhen Z&F Culture Construction Co., Ltd.
- Acoustic Consultants: Zhang Kuisheng Acoustics Research Institute of Shanghai Modern Design Group
- Stage Mechanical Engineers: Chinese PLA General Armament Institute of Engineering Design (more…)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects
The intervention area is located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Intra (Verbania), consisting of residential buildings and a plaza parking space. The project’ objective was to create a building to transform the existing context around. The form has been designed both to solve the functional needs of the theatre and to design an absolute form, which could become a new point of reference for citizens and a distinguishing element of the context around it. In the contemporary city, the buildings always led to similar mixed contexts in which we find no evidence that can address the tensions and movements of the city in a specific way. The purpose of a public building as the new theater of Verbania was this: to become a coordinating element of the city and transform the context.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects
- Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
- Project: Verbania Opera Hall
- Location: Verbania (VB)
- Program: opera theatre and concert hall
- Client: City of Verbania
- Competition: 2007
- Project: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei
- Design team: Hidenari Arai, Takeshi Miura, Kenji Yatsu, Rawad Choubassi, Simone Utzeri, Filippo Biagi, Atsuko Suzuki, Andrea Maffei Architects / Stefano Tozzi, M+T & Partners
- Structure: ing. Mutsuro Sasaki, SAPS Tokyo
- Mep plants: Hilson Moran Italia, Milano
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Article source: Accent Design Group
The main concept in this project is to create a resort that naturally blends in this special site, by having the built up areas merge naturally with the surroundings, appearing as terraces in the landscape. These terraces, or strips, would contain the individual housing units, amidst a natural/artificial landscape of palm trees and water pools.
- Architects: Accent Design Group
- Project: Dead Sea Resort & Opera House
- Location: Dead Sea, Jordan
- Lead Architect : Elie ABS
- Project team : Aline FADOUS, Charbel KARAM, Luana MAHFOUZ, Petia RATZOV, Nagham TABAJA
- Project Consultant : Elie G. Haddad
- Project area : 45,000 sqm
- Type : Hotel & Resort
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Article source: Foster + Partners
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is one of the four venues that comprises the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a new center for music, theatre and dance in downtown Dallas that opens on October 12, 2009. The Winspear Opera House provides a new home for The Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Broadway productions and numerous other performing arts organizations and touring productions that serve Dallas and the surrounding areas.
- Architect: Foster + Partners
- Name of Project: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
- Location: Dallas, Texas
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Article source: solus4
ELEGANT MOTION IN A BUILDING FORM – THE BUSAN METROPOLITAN CITY OPERA HOUSE PROPOSED DESIGN BY solus4
Solus4 of Kittery Maine and Jamestown Rhode Island proposed a design solution for the Busan Opera House that flows with the elements of culture and history of Korea.
Alfonso Lopez, lead designer for Solus4 describes the origins of their design: “A very special characteristic of Korean heritage is the linked uniformity of the art, history, culture and language. Much of this is based on the beauty and the pleasure that each element of culture gives to the individual and the community”.
- Architect: solus4
- Name of Project: Busan Opera House Proposal
- Location: Busan, South Korea
- Software used: Designed using Rhino & ACAD and used 3dsMax for all cg renderings
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Article source: BaO & KJYAO & Pd’AA
Entry for the Busan Opera House competition 08-2011
Joined project: BaO + KJYAO + Pd’AA
BaO (Beijing), KJYAO (Beijing) and Pd’AA (London) collaborated on an exciting entry for the Busan Opera House competition in South Korea. The site of the competition is located on a reclaimed island in the middle of existing docks that, in the near future, will become a new cultural zone for Busan Metropolitan City. We propose an OPERA ON THE MOVE as a creative response to the evolving nature of opera in the 21st century, setting new standards of presentation and production in the performing arts. Our projects advocates both a programmatic dynamism (Opera = open cultural center for everyone) and a much more literal kind of move. We envisage that an element of Busan Opera House could detach itself from the main body of the building and sail across oceans to dock at venues around the world. If opera and theatre companies keep touring the planet to give performances, why couldn’t the building itself do so?
- Architects: BaO & KJYAO & Pd’AA
- Name of Project: Busan Opera House
- Location: Busan port, South Korea
- Credits: Benjamin Beller, Kuo Jze Yi, Pierre d’Avoine with Nikolay Shahpazov, Marie Daille, Civita Halim
- Collaborators: Aran Chadwick_Atelier One (structural engineering), Bill Watts_Max Fordham llp(environmental engineering)