Designed by PRAUD, the concept for the Busan Opera House starts from how multiple performance facilities can share a common program. One way is to share public spaces such as foyers and the other is to share the theatre function itself. They found out an interesting potential of the theatre that when one performance facility shares its theatre function with other facilities, various types of performance stages could be created by the transformation of stage and chamber facilities. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Unlike having a fixed performance stage and a shared common public space, this design is a way of providing a variety of experiences to the audience as well as using the opera house in a more efficient way. To achieve this goal, we developed a transformable ‘cylinder’ not only for stage/chamber function, but also for structural stability. Multiple disks in the ‘cylinder’ can move vertically depending on the type and size of performance you need and numbers of performances at the same time.
This vertical movement also creates a void that provides a visual connection between floors/masses so that a performance can be shown to audiences in various ways. Also, these disks can rotate so that performances can happen in multiple directions as well.
Architect: PRAUD Location : Busan, S.Korea Team : Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, Stacy Choi Project : Competition Entry Program : Opera House Program Area : 52,000 m2