Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category
Friday, May 27th, 2016
Article source: Knafo Klimor Achitects
Public buildings, among them theaters, were traditionally built in city centers, adjacent to government and religion buildings. Along history, theaters carried a symbolic role, a place of cultural and architectural values, a demonstration of technology and innovation.
Image Courtesy © Elad Gonen
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Article source: bargone architetti associati
The multifunctional cultural complex (CEM), with a contemporary and sculptural identity, is located on the Maggiore Lake coast.
The architectural complex hosts a wide entrance foyer for cultural events and art exhibitions, a theatre for 500 people and a 200 one, service and ancillary spaces, offices, a rehearsal theatre, a restaurant and a cafe. The building is located right at the San Bernardino river estuary, near the historical Villa Maioni and behind the local Civic Library. The external landscape is sculptured with a system of descending bleachers allowing a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding Italian Alps.
Image Courtesy © bargone architetti associati
- Architects: bargone architetti associati
- Project: Verbania Cultural Centre and Theater
- Location: Verbania (VB), Italy
- Client: City of Verbania
- Construction Cost: 13.600.000,00 euro
- Area: 5.000 mq + 5ha
- Volume: 25.000 mc
- Design: 2010-2012
- Realization: 2013-2015
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Article source: A+Architecture
The Domaine of O, departmental domain of art and culture, is an exceptional place that combines history and modernity, nature and culture. Before anything else it is a place shaped by History that maintains its finery to the South of the site, its beautiful flowerbeds and its original plant species, a testimony of history, that of the famous “folies héraultaises”. At no point was it about contemplating a glorious past, keeping it and simply fixing it. On the contrary we envisionned a place turned towards the future, and what better way to testify our confidence in the future than building a cultural facility of this kind?
Image Courtesy © Marie-Caroline Lucat Photographe
- Architects: A+Architecture
- Project: JC CARRIERE THEATER
- Location: Montpellier, France
- Photography: Marie-Caroline Lucat Photographe
- Project management: Architect Bonon Philippe, Philippe Cervantes and Gilles Gal associates managing partners Tiffanie Renard, project manager project leader Arteba Master of Performing OEuvre – OPC Construction and schedule supervision and coordination
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Article source: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
The project concerns the recovery of an Ex-Furnace in Riccione, an industrial complex for producing bricks, built in 1908 and decommissioned in 1970. The whole intervention area is 40.000 mq; the covered surface is 3.400mq. Old destinations give way to the new ones, exploiting the existing spatial possibilities, maintaining the shapes of the old body factory as historical memory of the place: inside of it will be placed a secondary school for 450 students, a theatre with 650 seats, a headquarters office, as well as the organization of the external spaces. The project aims to reduce the environmental impact, replacing the old buildings with new ones characterized by high energy efficiency, without filling more surfaces. The intervention is imprinted on one side to recover and give value the existing masonry elements, on the other side to distinguish the new elements from the old ones, maintaining a compositional coherence throughout the intervention. Outside the brise soleil in brick elements determine the homogeneous backdrop of the original architectural forms, using a traditional material in an innovative way: they give unity to the whole composition and at the same time they underline the existing brickwork. The two buildings of the school centre, whose technical aspects are cuttingedge, easily conform with the ruins of a former brick furnace.
Image Courtesy © Mario Ciampi
- Architects: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
- Project: Recovery Of An Area Called “Ex Furnace” For The Realization
- Location: Riccione, Rimini, Italy
- Photography: Mario Ciampi
- Client: Municipality of Riccione
- Collaborators: Sirio Lazzari, Carlo Bertolini, Sheila Lazzerini, Enrico Polato, Filippo Tarquini, Dario Arnone e Stefania Iurilli
- Costs: € 11.320.000,00 (school + theatre + office building)
- Built surface: mq. 3.400
- Year: 2014
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Article source: l’atelier.architectes
Based on the island of Réunion and in Paris, l’atelier.architectes numbers some forty collaborators, including architects, urbanists, engineers, interior designers, construction economists, and client advisory services. This experienced and multi-disciplinary team is able to adapter to all the client’s requirements and to operate under increasingly complex regulatory and economic constraints. The engineering services integrated in the office guarantee fluid exchanges, simultaneous design, and project feasibility and coherence.
Image Courtesy © Hervé Douris
- Architects: l’atelier.architectes
- Project: THE STELLA MATUTINA MUSEUM
- Location: Saint-Leu, Island Of Reunion, Indian Ocean
- Photography: Hervé Douris
- Client: Région Réunion
- Contractor: l’atelier.architectes
- Program: rehabilitation and extension of a museum, construction of a theater with 430 seats, and temporary exhibition gallery and a documentation center
- Mission: completed
- Surface area: 13,208 m²
- Calendar: delivery in 2015
- Cost of construction: €33m excl. VAT
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Article source: PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS
The Olimpia Theatre occupies the site of the former Olimpia Hall, a triangular shaped block in the city centre. This block -of great urban presence- presides the Lavapiés square: a priority area within the Municipal Renovation Plan for the Madrid Central District with a dense urban fabric.
Image Courtesy © Luis Asín
- Architects: PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS
- Project: VALLE INCLÁN THEATRE
- Location: Plaza de Lavapiés s/n. 28012 Madrid, Spain
- Photography: Luis Asín and Roldan Halbe
- Client: Madrid City Council
- Mechanical engineers: GEASYT S.A.
- Structural engineers: GOGAITE S.L.
- Technical control: Luis Calvo
- Collaborators: Silvia Colmenares. Manuel G. de Paredes
- Contractor: ORTIZ Construcciones y Proyectos S.A.
- Floor area: 5.380 m2
- Construction: 2002 – 2005
- Software used: VectorWorks (Nemetschek)
Friday, February 12th, 2016
Article source: Olivier Palatre architectes
MORE THAN JUST A CINEMA – A CULTURAL PLACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
The project étoile voltaire proposes to visualize and construct the cinema of tomorrow by creating a space surrounded by different programs: La Maison du Cinéma with la Société des Réalisateurs de Films, 5 movie theatres, the hall conducted by la Bellevilloise, the restaurant solidaire Cuisine Mode d’Emploi with Thierry Marx’s lead and its vegetalized roof terrace.
Image Courtesy © Plasticine – Olivier Palatre architectes
- Architects: Olivier Palatre architectes
- Project: ETOILE VOLTAIRE
- Location: Sous-station électrique Voltaire, Paris
- Photography: Plasticine – Olivier Palatre architectes
- Team members: Cuisine Mode d’emploi / Bellevilloise / Voltaire et Compagnie / Be my App / Tess/ Franck Boutte Consultants/ Franck Franjou/ Demathieu bard constructeur / Casso / Peutz / Atelier Roberta
- Client: étoile cinémas
- Visuals: Plasticine – Olivier Palatre architects
- Surface: 2 262 m² SDP
- Program: 5 movie theatres, 1 restaurant, SRF offices
Sunday, January 17th, 2016
Article source: Flanagan Lawrence Architects
The brief called for design proposals to maximise the flexibility of the 1976-designed theatre for a variety of performances on the stage, and to add a new roof to enclose both the stage and the audience. The underside of the roof, which covers the stage and front of auditorium, will enhance and project the natural acoustic for orchestral events.
Image Courtesy © Flanagan Lawrence Architects
- Architects: Flanagan Lawrence Architects
- Project: Summer Theatre
- Location: Kasprowicza Park, Szczecin, Poland
- Client: The City of Szczecin (Gmina Miasto Szczecin)
- Acoustics: Arup
- Structural Engineers: Expedition
- Area of site: 16659 sq m
- Expected completion date: 2018
- Cost: 12million Polish zloty (zł) (Circa £2.4m)
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…)
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Article source: ALA Architects Ltd
ALA Architects has now completed the renovation and expansion of the modernist Kuopio City Theatre designed in the 1960s by architects Helmer Stenros and Risto-VeikkoLuukkonen.
Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo
- Architects: ALA Architects Ltd
- Project: Kuopio City Theatre
- Location: Kuopio, Finland
- Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
- Architect: ALA Architects Ltd.: Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, JanneTeräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with HeikkiRiitahuhta, Toni Laurila, Pekka Sivula, Harri Ahokas, Petra Grisova, Vladimir Ilic, AuvoLindroos and JyriTartia
- Collaborators: Insinööritoimisto Tanskanen (structural engineering), Granlund Kuopio (HVAC), Insinööritoimisto Tauno Nissinen (electrical engineering), City of Kuopio Survey Division (geo planning), Blue Node (theater technics), NCC Construction (construction)
- Client: City of Kuopio
- Type: Commission, 2010
- Program: Renovation of the 1960’s theater 8,025 m2, expansion including a new studio stage 3,467 m2
- Status: Building handed in in June 2014, theater re-opened in September 2014
- Software used: AutoCAD Architecture and Rhinoceros 3D