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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.

© Markus Pillhofer
© Markus Pillhofer

As seen on designboom.

Project Information pavilion 21 mini opera space, munich, germany 2008 – 2010 (in planning)

client: the bavarian state opera munich, germany floor area: 560 meters squared (gross area) site area: 1.790 meters squared net area: 430 meters squared gross area: 560 meters squared footprint: 560 meters squared volume: 4.350 metes squared

height: 12.5m length: 38.5m width: 25.5m

project team: design principal: wolf d. prix project partner: paul kath project architect: volker kilian design architect: sophie grell project team: martin jelinek, daniela krohnert, valerie messini, judith mussel, martin neumann, renate weissenbock models: sebastian buchta, paul hoszowski

Cite:Karen Cilento. "Pavillion 21 / Coop Himmelb(l)au" 19 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>