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.
As seen on designboom.
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
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