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MARCH 2017 / issue 01
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STUDIO ANDREW TODD / HARDELOT THEATER
An innovative Elisabethan theatre in France.
Designed by Studio Andrew Todd, the Hardelot Theatre embodies a perfect union of tradition and innovation, besides being the very first Elisabethean theatre on French soil.
REX ARCHITECURE / PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE
Joshua Prince-Ramus & Rem Koolahs
For the Arts District Theater, the challenge was to build a beautiful new structure while retaining the artistic freedom of the original “barn”. In response, the team of REX | OMA, with Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge), Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas, along with “theatrical” design from Theatre Projects Consultants, produced a groundbreaking design featuring a "stacked" arrangement of facility support spaces. The 12-story building has an advanced, automated “superfly” system, which allows both scenery and suspended seating balconies to be” flown,” or lifted out of sight to create a proscenium stage, thrust stage, in the round and flat-floor configurations, essentially transforming the building into a “theater machine.”
A+Architecture / Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre
Théâtre Jean-Claude Carrière is a structure in wood at low energy consumption and which can be completely dismantled. Inaugurated in 2013, it was designed by architects Philippe Bonon, Philippe Cervantes and Gilles Gal from the French studio A + architecture.
ARKPABI AUDITORIUM GIOVANNI ARVEDI / GIORGIO PALU'
The 464-seater Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi is a jewel of acoustic engineering. The new hall was refurbished from the original Salone delle Adunate in the Palazzo dell’Arte. The acoustics were managed by engineer Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics studio, one of the world’s leading experts in this sector, having already headed over 50 concert hall projects around the globe, from the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall in St. Petersburg to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
THEATRE BOX an eco-friendly prefabricated theater. OpenLab Co. Luca Ruzza.
A low-cost and eco-compatible prefabricated theatre, a turn-key solution deliverable in just three months, complete with facilities for entertainment purposes, systems, lighting, sound amplification and offices, soundproofing from exterior noise and internal acoustic correction systems. Equipped with optimal insulation thanks to the use of advanced materials. Architect Luca Ruzza’s latest project.
LSD LIGHT SOUND DESIGN / An original multimedia column on stagecraft