Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category
Friday, September 1st, 2017
Article source: Studio Gang
Looking to enhance the student experience and remediate the nearby riverfront, Beloit College partnered with Studio Gang to reimagine a former coal-burning power plant as a student union centered on recreation and wellness.
Nestled between the College’s campus and the Rock River, the Powerhouse will feature a 10,000-sf fitness center and 17,000-sf recreational gym, including a 3-lane track and 8- lane competition pool, as well as spaces for conversation, collaboration, and study. Additional amenities include a coffee shop, student lounges, club rooms, conference center, and a lecture hall/theater.
Image Courtesy © Studio Gang
- Architects: Studio Gang
- Project: BELOIT COLLEGE POWERHOUSE
- Location: Beloit, Wisconsin USA
- Client: Beloit College
- Status: Under construction
- Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold
- Size: 120,000 sf
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Article source: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
Zhengzhou Grand Theater, being the east part of city axis, is located in Zhengzhou Culture District as the best palace of performing arts in the Central Plains, will highlight the art of movement, and manifest the axis status of Zhengzhou in the Chinese culture with an architectural image unique to the Central Plains.
The architectural design concept of this project is: Yellow River Raving, A Dragon Wakes Up in Central China.
Image Courtesy © The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Architects: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Project: Zhengzhou Grand Theater
- Location: Zhengzhou Culture District, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China
- Principle architect: Hongyuan Mei
- Scale: Around124, 000m²
- Total land area: 36219m²
- Total construction area: 96,941m²
- Volume rate: 1.48
- Design period: June 2015 to February 2017
- Completion: End of 2019
- Project status: Under construction
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Article source: Wowhaus
To transform the elongated building of the former cinema into a contemporary theatrical platform in which any part – be it the hall, foyer or staircase – can be used by a stage director while simultaneously conforming to the demands involved in restoration of an architecturally significant building as well as the needs of modern technology, which are often mutually exclusive.
The main principle of the «Electrotheatre» concept is the transformability of spaces and the openness of internal processes. Mobile barriers divide the technical and public zones, and the functions of these zones can be interchangeable.
main photo, Image Courtesy © Ilya Ivanov
- Architects: Wowhaus
- Project: Electrotheatre Stanislavsky
- Location: 23 Tverskaya Street, Moscow, Russia
- Photography: Ilya Ivanov
- Workshop Heads: Dmitry Likin, Oleg Shapiro
- Chief Project Architect: Edward Rusenko
- Senior Architect: Mikhail Kozlov
- Author: Nina Smirnova
- Architects: Maria Gulida, Viktoria Kudryavtseva, Olga Lebedeva, Anastasia Maslova, Darya Melnik, Maria Panova, Anna Proshkuratova, Olga Rokal, Alexandra Chertkova, Anna Rodionova, Darya Mozhaeva
- Structural engineer: Sergei Belugin
- Chief Project Engineer: Irina Ishunina
- Design Period: 2013–2014
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Article source: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group
A recently completed luxury home in BA’s upscale Cañuelas suburb, reflects the advantages of engaging a single creative entity to develop the entire unified interior design for a new family home. As co-partners in WSDG -Walters-Storyk Design Group, a leading international architectural, acoustics and system design firm, Silvia and Sergio Molho benefit from years of experience in developing high-end professional audio video production studios and home theaters. As friends of the client, they had the additional advantage of deep insights into the homeowners’ aesthetic tastes.
Casa Fontela Ext w pool, Image Courtesy © Alejandro Zold
- Acoustic Consultants: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group
- Project: A (Media) Full House For Casa Fontela
- Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Photography: Alejandro Zold
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Article source: STUDIO UP d.o.o.
Hotel Amarin sits in a thick pine forest, at the eastern edge of the „Monsena-Valdaliso“ tourist zone. From its peninsula, it looks out and curves toward Rovinj, Venice, distant seas horizons and the tiny island of Figarola.
Image Courtesy © Robert Leš
- Architects: STUDIO UP d.o.o.
- Project: Hotel Amarin
- Location: Rovinj , Val de Lesso 5, Croatia
- Photography: Robert Leš
- Software used: Autocad
- Lead Architects: Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejić
- Main Contractor: Kamgrad d.o.o.
- Client: Maistra d.d.
- Project Team: Izvor Simonović-Majcan, Iva Martinis, Jelena Martić, Tin Pelivan, Domagoj Bolanča, Nikola Brlek, Krešimir Renić, Stanislava Odrljin, Marina Zajec, Ana Pall
Friday, June 9th, 2017
Article source: Bennetts Associates
The 2½ years construction project to transform Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema into an international cultural centre has reached its completion on time and on budget, opening to the public on Thursday 11 May 2017.
Storyhouse brings a theatre and cinema back to Chester after a decade long absence with collaboration and partnership at the very heart of its establishment.
Image Courtesy © Peter Cook
- Architects: Bennetts Associates
- Project: Storyhouse
- Location: Chester, England
- Photography: Peter Cook
- Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council
- Main Contractor: Kier
- Theatre Consultant: Charcoalblue
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Article source: Studio Gang
Organized as a village-like cluster of distinct volumes that surround a central hub, the building’s form resonates with the character of Glencoe’s downtown. The theater’s two performance spaces—a main stage and a smaller black box venue—employ innovative staging and seating configurations to maximize the sense of intimacy between actors and audience and to enhance the immersive experience of Writers’ productions.
Image Courtesy © Hedrich Blessing
- Architects: Studio Gang
- Project: Writers Theatre
- Location: Glencoe, Illinois, USA
- Photography: Hedrich Blessing
- Client: Writers Theatre
Friday, May 26th, 2017
Article source: Jestico + Whiles
Jestico + Whiles’ scheme for a creative student arts hub and community theatre, in the former Southwark Town Hall, regenerates the site as a mixed-use arts based building, including the new Theatre Peckham and accommodation for Goldsmiths College students.
Image Courtesy © Jestico + Whiles
- Architects: Jestico + Whiles
- Project: Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham
- Location: London, England
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: v2com
An innovative Canadian first for a heritage preservation project of its size, the new glass envelope that will protect the Grand Théâtre de Québec is a Lemay and Atelier 21 consortium design and the winning solution in the cultural complex’s architectural competition.
Faced with the severe deterioration of its concrete envelope, made of prefabricated panels, the Grand Théâtre de Québec needed an intervention to ensure its longevity. The team’s proposed solution was holistic, delicate, transparent and understated. The jury was charmed by the concept of a protective shell around architect Victor Prus’ creation, a brutalist icon inaugurated in 1971.
Image Courtesy © Lemay and Atelier 21
- Architects: Lemay and Atelier 21
- Project: Grand Théâtre de Québec
- Location: Quebec City, Canada
- Client: Grand Théâtre de Québec
- Mechanical / electrical engineering: WSP
- Glass and setting design engineers: ELEMA
- Experts in materials engineering: SIMCO
- Contractor: Pomerleau
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong
In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.
Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier
- Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
- Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
- Location: Lille, France
- Photography: Julie Soistier
- Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
- Client: City of Lille
- Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
- Scenography: Ducks Scéno
- Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
- HEQ: Diagobat