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Busan Opera House Proposal / Diana Q. de Saul & Alejendro Munevar

Busan Opera House Proposal / Diana Q. de Saul & Alejendro Munevar

The proposal, by design team Diana Q. de Saul and Alejendro Munevar, consists of an organic building-scape which allows for a variety of recreational and educational activities while creating a cultural icon for Busan. The building is organized around three principal wavelengths generated parametrically based on the pre-existing local tensions: a stunning ocean view to the west, a bustling city to the east, and a thriving cultural district to the south. More images and project description after the break.

From this parametric interaction the building emerges as the non-linear product of three analogical volumes. Each component can function independently yet is part of the same overall structure, inter-connected through the control point-responsive use of smooth spatial transitions.

© Carlos Escobar
© Carlos Escobar

These three volumes comprise: an opera house with a capacity of 2000 people, a multi-purpose theater with a capacity of 1500, and an art exposition room for exhibits and rehearsals. The central plaza functions as an articulatory component serving as a meeting point and public space for social activities and includes a multi-use amphitheater. The use of roof gardens allows for the important application of green energy technology, effectively integrating the lush regional environment with the city Opera.

© Carlos Escobar
© Carlos Escobar

Design Team: Diana Q. de Saul and Alejendro Munevar Location: Busan, South Korea Renderings: Carlos Escobar

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Busan Opera House Proposal / Diana Q. de Saul & Alejendro Munevar" 05 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/165954/busan-opera-house-proposal-diana-q-de-saul-alejendro-munevar/> ISSN 0719-8884
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