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Posts tagged as 'theatre'

Mon 3.10.

Teatro Municipal by Donaire Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Teatro Municipal by Donaire Arquitectos; photo by Javier

A site of an old winery has been transformed into a major cultural destination of the southern Spanish region of Huelva thanks to the Seville-based Donaire Arquitectos and their recently-finalised Theatro Municipal. Located in Almonte, the imposing, geometrical structure towers above its low-rise surroundings while the structure’s plain, unornamented façade allows the theatre to blend harmoniously with its environment. The 3,265-square-meters theatre has been completed in spring this year at a total cost of over €4 million. (more…)

Harpa Concert & Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects; photo © Osbjørn Jacobsen

If music be the food of love, then where better to dine out than a world-class concert hall or opera house? Here, Architonic examines a number of recently completed architectural projects that perform as hard as the artists who take to their stages. Play on. (by Simon Cowell)

 

to Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic

Taastrup Theatre by COBE Copenhagen

The Danish architectural practice COBE recently unveiled this extension of the 1970s local community theatre, situated in a social housing neighborhood of Taastrup closed to Copenhagen. First the architects were commissioned to improve the energy consumption of the building but they used this opportunity to improve the general appeal and functionality of the building by introducing a second (isolating) theatre curtain around the rough concrete structure.

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'Free Entrance' by osa

Summer break – the vanguard Berlin theatre Volksbühne closed its doors barricating the iconic limestone facade with five additional columns. The international architectural collective osa – office for subversive architecture realised this meaningful temporary installation on the front of the historical building.

Planned and built in 1913 by the German architect Oskar Kaufmann the Berlin Volksbühne became one of the first political theatres under the management of the famous artistic director Erwin Piscator in the 1920s. Today the provocative stagings of directors such as René Pollesch, Christoph Schlingensief or Frank Castorf still grab the headlines and are definitely worth a visit!


16 July – 28 August 2010, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin

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LED wall at the Reconstruction of the Congress and Concert Hall in Moscow by Otako Architects

LED wall at the Reconstruction of the Congress and Concert Hall in Moscow by OTASH studio

The ‘State Kremlin Palace’ in Moscow was built in 1961, under Nikita Khruschev, as a modern arena for Communist Party congresses and conferences, performances and concerts. The main part of the building is one of Europe’s biggest and finest auditoriums with 6000 seats, used mostly for concerts and ballet performances today. It is also the scene of the Kremlin Ballet Theatre and the second stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. Almost 50 years after its construction Russian authorities decided to give a new contemporary look to the buidling and upgrade its performance. The Moscow and Belgrade based OTASH studio created a new interior concept for the the concert hall.

LED wall by Otako Architects

LED wall by OTASH studio

Here is what the architects explain:

“The basic concept of the architecural team was to preserve as much of the previously existing geometry of the Hall and, with the use of Led lighting integrated into the wall panelling, to create the effect of large screens so that the whole interior would actively participate in the scenic experience, allowing a director vast possibilities in the conceptualization of plays. Such use of technology gives this reconstructed Hall multifunctionality, which was main task the architectural team was presented with.”

LED wall by Otako Architects

LED wall by OTASH STUDIO

“Applying the new acoustic solutions to the design of the interior was a particular challenge, as it required the sheathing of all surfaces with specially designed acoustic panels (high frequency and low frequency). For these panels to act properly, the sheathing before them had to be more than 50% sound permeable, which was accomplished by different manners of perforation and the use of acoustic materials. Precisely these facts had a significant effect on the final appearance and characteristics of the Hall, which is now included among the most technologically advanced halls in the world.”

Applied acoustic panels, by Otako Architects

Applied acoustic panels, by OTASH STUDIO

The auditorium was inaugurated on 4th of November 2009, in the presence of distinguished state and public representatives.

Concert Hall

Concert Hall

Authors: Dejan Otasevic, Ivo Otasevic, Uros Otasevic

Project architectural team: Slobodan Damjanovic, Pavle Bogdanovic

Associates: Marija Simsic, Dragana Mijatovic

Conceptual plan: 2007

Main Project: 2008-2009

Reconstruction implemented: 2009

to the OTASH studio website

Fri 4.12.

Zagreb Dance Center by 3LHD (CRO)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

The Croatian architects of 3LHD recently unveiled the new Dance Center in Zagreb. The project is a conversion of an old cinema.

Zagreb Dance Center by 3LHD, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center by 3LHD, photo by Sandro Lendler

Here is what the architects explain:

“The opening of big movieplex cinemas in Zagreb has led to the dying out of old cinema theatres in the city centre. The City of Zagreb, who is the owner of the old cinema Lika, decided to reuse the space for new cultural facilities. In that scenario old cinema Lika was given the role of a new dance centre.”

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

“Fifty years of contemporary dance culture in Zagreb has produced about 40 dance troops, with this project all of them will have a new home in the city centre. The cinema is located in a derelict residential block only 100 meters away from the Zagreb’s main square. The entire project’s program is determined by the gross developed area defined in the master plan and it places the project in the old cinema shell. The new dance centre which will house numerous dancers, choreographers, art troops and companies will have three multipurpose studios (one large studio with 150 telescopic seats and two smaller training studios), three spacious dressing rooms, bathrooms, storages for props and technology and office spaces.”

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

The only new architectural element of the centre is the new entrance lobby, a polyvalent space in the service of communication and meeting with a cafe, library and a video store. It was interpolated on the basis of almost default parameters of the existing neighboring houses. The volume and its broken forms also suggest dance movement and they are a new sign and connection element between the courtyard and the roof terrace. The roof terrace is the final element of the centre and an important part of the project of preservation and restoration of Zagreb last open roof stage.”

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Zagreb Dance Center, photo by Sandro Lendler

Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Jasminka Jug, Zorislav Petric, Zeljko Mohorovic, Dijana Vandekar, Marin Mikelic

Colaborators: Structural Engineering – Berislav Medic, Hrvoje Mihal, UPI-2M; Building Physics / Details, Mateo Bilus, B.M.P.; Fire Protection- consultant – Milan Carevic, Inspekting; MEP Engineering – Mechanical – Igor Šundov, Rena prom; MEP Engineering – Mechanical – Mario Josipovic; MEP Engineering – plumbing - Nenad Sutevski, Vodotehnika; Electrical Engineering - Radovan Tomsic, RP studio; Electrical Engineering – Renato Majcunic, MR konzalting; sprinkler installation - Kaleb inzenjering; Special Consultant – Slaven Delalle; 3D visualization – Janko Velnic

Main contractor: I phase TA-GRAD, II phase MESIC COM, AVC (scene technology)

Supervision: I faza PET PROJEKT, II faza Interkonzalting

to the 3LHD website

Theater Podium Grotekerkplein in Rotterdam by Atelier Kempe Thill

Theater Podium Grotekerkplein in Rotterdam by Atelier Kempe Thill

Situated between the gothic Sint Laurenskerk (Saint Laurens cathedral) and the Delftsevaart canal, the Grotekerkplein was formed only during the course of the modernist reconstruction of the city centre of Rotterdam, which was almost entirely destroyed during World War 2.

Despite its central location the square hardly plays a role in the city’s life, as no shopping streets connect it to the rest of the city’s public spaces, and only a few facilities are oriented towards the square itself. Instead, a number of building backs define the square’s appearance and atmosphere, leaving it spatially unappealing and dull. Therefore the idea emerged to activate the square programmatically as well as spatially through the construction of a small theater pavilion, in order to fill the displeasing vacuum within the city fabric.

On the stage

On the stage

On the initiative of the Rotterdam Rotary Club an invited architectural competition was organized in the autumn of 2004, for which Atelier Kempe Thill submitted the winning entry.

The theatre podium was conceived as a large urban stage. Two service cores – 5m in height – rise from a 50cm high base. Between these two volumes a roof covers 30m in free span, with the resulting open frame forming the stage. The stage space has a double orientation, both towards the square and the water, making it possible for performances to be viewed from both sides. A further possible viewing arrangement could be to place the audience itself on the ‘stage’.The southern service core accommodates a stage curtain measuring 70m in length when unravelled. Depending on the event taking place, this curtain can be used to adjust the stage size, or even completely transform the stage itself into an enclosed ‘curtained space’.

Without curtains

Without curtains

Theater Podium Grotekerkplein

Theater Podium Grotekerkplein

more information @ World Architecture News

to the Atelier Kempe Thill website

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