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Russia's Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II

Russia's Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II
Russia's Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

On May 2, Russia’s preeminent Mariinsky Theatre will celebrate the grand opening of a new, 851,575 square foot addition on a neighboring site, just west of the company’s original 1860 theatre and 2006 concert hall, in the heart St. Petersburg. Designed by Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects, Mariinsky II will be one of the largest theatre and concert venues in the world, providing a 2000-seat auditorium, state-of-the-art production facilities, and naturally lit rehearsal rooms, along with a rooftop amphitheatre and terrace. 

Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

The seven story structure compliments the surrounding 19th century context with a facade clad in beige Jura limestone, while its interior creates a timeless atmosphere with rear-lit onyx stone walls and marble floors surrounding the wood-lined auditorium

Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Find more information on the grand opening events here

via Mariinsky.ruDiamond Schmitt Architects 

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Russia's Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II" 02 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/353995/russia-s-historic-mariinsky-theatre-to-celebrate-grand-opening-of-mariinsky-ii/>