Coop Himmelb(l)au has designed a temporary mobile performance space for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany. The pavilion will house performances during the annual Opera Festival in 2010, and once that festival is over, the pavilion will be reassembled in various locations. Designed to “give the impression of a quieter environment,” the pavilion reduces the apparent noise to create a ‘zone of silence’ where visitors can sense a change in the soundscape. More images and more about the pavilion after the break.
The pavilion’s form, and its material cladding, collects and deflects the sounds of the busy plaza. The spatial structure acts as a ‘transformer’ that changes visitors’ perceptions and sensations of the soundscape and music on the plaza around the pavilion and inside the performance space.
Armin Hess, Isochrom