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Abandoned 1920s cabaret theatre discovered in Berlin, Germany by LAVA visualisations

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Article source: Moritz Gruppe/LAVA

An old cabaret theatre from the roaring ’20s has been uncovered in the heart of Berlin.

The semi-derelict music hall theatre, built in 1905 on Gartenstraße in Berlin Mitte, has been buried in 30 tonnes of rubble since 1934 when it closed, perhaps as part of a  crackdown on the cabaret scene by the Nazi regime.

Image Courtesy Moritz Gruppe GmbH/Ronny Goyn

  • Architects: LAVA visualisations
  • Project: Abandoned 1920s cabaret theatre discovered in Berlin
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

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Tianjin Grand Theater in China by gmp Architekten

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: gmp Architekten

The Grand Theater occupies the key position in the newly built Culture Park of Tianjin. The circular shape of the roof construction corresponds with the existing Museum of Natural History so that an architectural dialogue of an earth-bound and a “floating” circular volume is created to both ends of the park. Earth and sky represent a fundamental thinking in Chinese philosophy.

Bird‘s view day - Image Courtesy Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten
  • Project: Tianjin Grand Theater, China
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Competition: 2009 – 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project leaders: David Schenke, Xu Shan
  • Design team: Tobias Keyl, Matthias Grünewald, Martin Gänsicke, Susan Schwarz, Verena Fischbach, Bin
  • Zhou, Jan Demel, Thilo Zehme, Duc Nguyen, Di Wu, Fang Xie
  • Project team: Tobias Keyl, Martin Gänsicke, Annette Löber, Plamen Stamatov, Sebastian Brecht, Huan Zhu, Carina Slowak, Ting Zhang, Johannes Erdmann, Michael Tümmers, Lu Han, Di Wu, Fang Xie, Zheng Wang, Bin Zhou, Jan Demel, Thilo Zehme
  • Photos: Christian Gahl

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Open House BIC in Bangalore, India by Aetrangere

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Aetrangere

It is three decades since Indian cities like Bangalore have witnessed an urban transformation. An urgent growth is taking place around the country and the Urban and Rural are transforming dramatically. It is not only the consequence of globalization but also due to the giant economic shifts from the west to the east.

Our proposal seeks to show a unique path to allow a soft transition of values from urban to nature and from modernity to local culture. We seek to install a landmark image which catalyzes the potential of this central site in the emerging Bangalore.

Image Courtesy © Aetrangere

  • Architects: Aetrangere
  • Project: Open House BIC
  • Location: Central Bangalore (Domlur), India
  • Photo credit: Aetrangere
  • Project Description: Bangalore International Centre Complex
  • Associated Arch.: Karun Kumbera Architects and Urbanists. Mehdi Boulkroun Architect
  • Type: Open International Ideas Competition
  • Client: Bangalore International Centre
  • Program: Exhibition space, public space, library, parking, lecture hall, documentation center, guest, restaurant, Café accommodation, library, garden, terrace

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Film Theatre Hilversum in Netherlands by Arc2 architecten & MOOST

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Article source:  Arc2 architecten & MOOST

The Film Theatre Hilversum consists of three cinemas. The glass frontage merges the foyer with the public space outside. The supporting frame is built in laminated wood, and organizes the foyer into a number of cosy niches where audience members can enjoy a drink before the film. The volume of the theatre nestles under a bend in a vehicle ramp. On this side its facade is opaque with a scaly cladding of fibre-cement sheeting.

Image Courtesy Martijn Heil

  • Architects:  Arc2 architecten & MOOST
  • Project: Film Theatre Hilversum 
  • Location: Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Client:  Filmtheater Hilversum
  • Completion: 2008
  • Photography: Martijn Heil

Image Courtesy Martijn Heil

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Imperial Centre Theatre in Rocky Mount, North Carolina by Clark Nexsen

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Clark Nexsen

The site for the Imperial Centre Theatre is across an abandoned street from the historically significant Imperial Tobacco Company cigarette factory in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This site, which has been a city park for the past century, was formerly occupied by a public swimming pool. The Imperial Centre Theatre is linked to the larger complex by an enclosed bridge that spans over the abandoned roadway. This bridge is designed to allow the presence of the historically significant street to be understood while minimizing the impact on the character of the original buildings. The structure and plan alignment of the bridge were derived from the existing overhead gantry previously used for transporting coal to the central boilers. The Imperial Centre Theatre seats 300 people in a surprisingly intimate relation to the stage.

Image Courtesy JWest Productions

  • Architects: Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee)
  • Project: Imperial Centre Theatre
  • Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Client: City of Rocky Mount
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, David Francis, Nelson Tang
  • Size: 35,000 SF / 300 seats
  • Photographs: JWest Productions

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Stairway Cinema in Auckland, New Zealand by Oh.No.Sumo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Oh.No.Sumo

Stairway Cinema is the third installation by OH.NO.SUMO.

Our ongoing goal is to experiment with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. The site is the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located between two universities and is a place of ‘unconsidered waiting’. Bus stops and laundromats create a dispersed hard-scape that results in numerous instances of poor quality waiting, while simultaneously failing to provide quality space for social interaction. Members of the public retreat individually into the media offered on their mobile phones. This in turn results in greater separation and dislocation from an existing community that is waiting to be activated. A community must be linked not only virtually but also physically.

Image Courtesy Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Oh.No.Sumo
  • Project: Stairway Cinema
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Patrick Loo, Sarosh Mulla, James Pearce & Katherine O’Shaughnessy
  • Client: St Paul St Gallery
  • Project Year: April 2012
  • Software used: Revit 2012 to model and  document the design

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The Soweto Theatre in Gauteng, South Africa by Afritects

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Afritects

The brief for the Soweto theatre was to create a public performing arts centre that the community of Soweto, South Africa would feel invited to use, enjoy and take ownership of. The concept of the building has evolved the existing typical theatre typology; the monolithic, impenetrable, secretive-mass with one- almost reluctant- public-gesture (the front door) has now become an open, legible and inviting space. All of the inner workings of the theatre are expressed outwards, beguiling and enticing its community in.

SE Elevation

  • Architects: Afritects
  • Project: The Soweto Theatre
  • Location: Gauteng, South Africa

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Copenhagen Arena in Denmark by 3XN Architects

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: 3XN Architects

The winning design for Copenhagen Arena combines two key ambitions: to create state of the art and flexible multi-purpose arena that can attract spectators from near and far, while ensuring that the building’s presence will be a win for the entire neighborhood.

Copenhagen Arena

  • Architects: 3XN Architects
  • Project: Copenhagen Arena
  • Location: Ørestad South, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: CPHX P/S
  • Size: 35,000 m2
  • Capacity: 15,000 (seating 12,500)
  • Facade: Yellow terracotta and glass
  • Expected Sustainability Certification: BREEAM Very Good
  • Completion: Fall 2015

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Sundsvall Theater in Sundsvall, Sweden by François Blanciak Architect

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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.

Bird Eye View

  • Architect: François Blanciak Architect
  • Name of Project: Sundsvall Theater
  • Location: Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Collaborator: Glen Wash Ivanovic
  • Program: Performance center
  • Type: Competition
  • Date: 2008
  • Area: 20000 m²

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New theatre landmark for Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects and Dutch Van den Berg Groep have won first prize in an international competition for a 16,000 m2 theatre building that will also comprise the entrance to the zoological park in Emmen, the Netherlands. The well-known Dutch architecture companies MVRDV and Mecanoo also participated in the competition.

Rendering

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: New theatre landmark for Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands
  • Location: Emmen, the Netherlands

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