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Summer Theatre in Szczecin, Poland by Flanagan Lawrence Architects

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

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)

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Harbin Opera House in China by MAD Architects

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

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…)

Kuopio City Theatre in Finland by ALA Architects Ltd

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

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

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NEW LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE in Finland by ALA Architects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ALA Architects 

The concept for the Lappeenranta City Theatre is exceptional: the theater has been built on the top floor of a shopping center. The idea, however, is ancient as this is theater coming back to its roots, back to the marketplace, back to the people. Millions of people visiting the shopping center annually will be able to enjoy a variety of plays, while the restaurants cater for intermissions and the hotel offers accommodation.

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: NEW LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE
  • Location: LAPPEENRANTA, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture, Tekla Bimsight, Rhinoceros 3D
  • Project Team: ALA Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Harri Ahokas, Auvo Lindroos, Tiina Juuti, Marlene Oberli-Räihä, Julius Kekoni, Pekka Sivula, Niklas Mahlberg, Tonny Jensen, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Martin Allen, Vladimir Ilic, Anders Jönsson, Sari Vesanen, Santtu Hyvärinen and Mirja Sillanpää
    Collaborators: Sweco PM (project management, implementation phase), ISS Proko (project management, sketch phase), Finnmap Consulting (structural design), L2 Fire Safety (fire safety), Insinööri Studio (HVAC), Pöyry Finland (electrical engineering), Akukon (acoustical engineering), Kokos (AV design), Akumek (stage mechanics), Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects (architect, shopping center) and Evälahti (contractor)
  • Client: City of Lappeenranta
  • Suppliers: Abloy (iron monger), Ecophon (acoustic materials), Elam (veneer walls), Jaatimet (stage scenery doors), Jakob (wire balustrade), Rica Auditoria (auditorium seating, acoustic wall installations), Rockfon (acoustic materials), SKS Mechatronics (stage mechanics), Sunotek (stage mechanics), Stöbich (fireproof stage curtain), Weber (foyer floor), Ypäjän metalli (catwalk bridges)
  • Program: 2 stages, rehearsal hall, foyer and back spaces, 5,300 m2 total
  • Status: Built, the opening night on the small stage was on November 21, 2015, the official opening reception will be held on
  • January: 15-16, 2016

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LE DIAMANT THEATER in Québec, Canada by Saucier + Perrotte architectes in collaboration with STGM architects

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Article source: Saucier + Perrotte architectes 

Our approach is based on the notions of landscape and geology that characterize the built environment of the historic district of Old Québec. Nearby, the strong presence of the Porte Saint-Jean and the defensive system that constitutes the Fortifications of the city of Québec reiterates the dual nature of these buildings that are both architecture and  landscape. Though the surrounding buildings belong to a variety of styles and eras, their  common denominator is based on a strong relationship with the mineral, and an  architectural composition in horizontal strata. This reading of the city as stacked stratum  transcends time so that we find it in all the surrounding buildings. Thus, there is a timeless horizontal frame that serves as an anchor for the realization of a contemporary project in continuity with the old fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © Saucier + Perrotte architectes

Image Courtesy © Saucier + Perrotte architectes

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Movie theater for CASAPORTO 2015 – INTERIOR DESIGN EXHIBITION in Porto, Portugal by ATELIER NUNO RIBEIRO

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Article source: ATELIER NUNO RIBEIRO

“We enter a space otherwise empty time, but full of memories, stories and livings of other times. Today remains, collects memories, modifies the look, brings together pieces and reassembles If a new life where the past, present and future go hand in hand . A bit like the Seventh Art.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER NUNO RIBEIRO

Image Courtesy © ATELIER NUNO RIBEIRO

  • Architects: ATELIER NUNO RIBEIRO
  • Project: Movie theater for CASAPORTO 2015 – INTERIOR DESIGN EXHIBITION
  • Location: Porto, Rua Nova da Alfândega, Portugal
  • Decoration: Paula Franzini

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Alliance Theatre Transformation in Atlanta, Georgia by Trahan Architects

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Trahan Architects 

Atlanta’s Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theatre transformation by the New York Design Studio of Trahan Architects. The project will include a complete transformation of the Alliance Stage, the theater’s rehearsal spaces, education spaces, and artist support facilities.

Theatre From Stage, Image Courtesy © Trahan Architects

Theatre From Stage, Image Courtesy © Trahan Architects

  • Architects: Trahan Architects
  • Project: Alliance Theatre Transformation
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Software used: Rhino, Maya and Revit
  • STATUS: Construction Drawings
  • SIZE: 70,000 GSF
  • DATE PROJECTED: July 2018
  • COST: Withheld

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Biombombastic in Madrid, Spain by Elii

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Article source: Elii 

Complete refurbishment of a flat in the centre of Madrid

The purpose of this project is to renew an old flat in the centre of Madrid to turn it into a transformable space.

The project hinges around two complementary strategies. Firstly, an open space is configured, and the whole programme is grouped and arranged around an L-shaped band on two sides. This band includes the access to the household, the outer façade windows, a folding bed, the storage space, a complete kitchen, a fold-down auxiliary table, access to the bathroom and the washing machine. It optimises the spatial distribution and compacts all the functions so that everyday activities can benefit from as much space as possible, all the while adapting to the geometry of the apartment. Secondly, a fitted screen on one of the sides can be deployed from the wall to create different domestic arrangements, by closing the bedroom, the kitchen or dividing the house into two.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

  • Architects: Elii, Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Project: Biombombastic
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
  • Team: Pedro P. García, Alicia García, Ana López, Claire Laborde
  • Construction: Dionisio Torralba Construcciones
  • Size: 24.90m2
  • Date: 2015

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Mont-Laurier multifunctional theater in Canada by Les architectes FABG

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Located in the Laurentian mountains, 250 kilometers northwest of Montreal,Mont-Laurier is a small town where the forest industry still plays a centralrole despite a declining demand for lumber. The building site is located onthe southern embankment of the Lievre River between the cathedral and the public school.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Les architectes FABG 
  • Project: Mont-Laurier multifunctional theater
  • Location: Mont-Laurier, Canada
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit
  • Software used: FORM-Z and autocad

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The End to End Building in Melbourne, Australia by ITN Architects

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Article source: ITN Architects

The End To End building has recently opened its doors. It is architecture inspired by street culture comprising six new five storey commercial tenancies each with an elevator, decks and car spaces. It is impressively crowned by three recently retired, renovated Hitachi Met trains with panoramic views of Collingwood and beyond. Rolling Stock nostalgia appears at street level in solid railway track doors, sleeper canopies and train station platform façade panels. The building is the latest in a series of graffiti culture inspired buildings by Zvi Belling of ITN Architects.

Image Courtesy © ITN Architects

Image Courtesy © ITN Architects

  • Architects: ITN Architects
  • Project: The End to End Building
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Project architect: Zvi Belling
  • Project team: Silas Gibson and Jenny Cham
  • Graffiti artist: prowla RDC crew
  • Builder: Kalitek Constructions
  • Site management: Kon & Spiro Mitrangas
  • Engineer: Joe Bruno at BCE Design
  • Building surveyor: Mike Neighbour (more…)
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