AD Round Up: Theatres Part I

There are few things more entertaining than enjoying a good show in a good theatre. From all over Europe and USA, we bring you our Round Up of previously featured theatres in ArchDaily.

Quarterhouse Performing Arts and Business Centre in Folkestone Secretary of State for Cultura Media and Sport Andy Burnham, will officially open Alison Brooks Architect’s Quarterhouse Performing Arts and Business Centre in Folkestone, located in the Kent district, England. The ceremony will take place in March 5. The building is the centrepiece of the city’s arts-led regeneration programme spearheaded by client The Creative Foundation (read more…)

Vila Joiosa Auditorium Theatre / Arquitecturas Torres Nadal The importance of the project of La Villa Joiosa is it’s ability to build itself as a public project generating a public space. Indeed, the volume of construction which requires the program of a large auditorium is huge. It is one of the programs with a greater volume to be inserted in the city. And it is essentially, a horizontal volume. And generally, unless it falls into a capricious situation, the ideal is to be blind (read more…)

Bijlmer Park Theater / Paul de Ruiter In 2004, Paul de Ruiter was invited to compete in the selection of the architect who would design a cultural building in the southeast district of the city of Amsterdam. This cultural building was to be a multifunctional building for four users; a circus (Circus Elleboog), a theatre (Krater Theater), the Youth Theatre School and the Theatre Workplace, all professional organisations in the field of talent development (read more…)

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UNStudio wins competition to design dance theatre in St. Petersburg UNStudio’s design has won a competition to build a 21,000 square meter dance theatre in the historic centre of St. Petersburg, Russia. The new complex houses the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, headed by choreographer Boris Eifman. From the four projects presented (Jean Nouvel, UNStudio, Snøhetta & Zao), UNStudio’s design was yesterday unanimously chosen by the jury for realisation (read more…)

Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre / Studio Gang Architects Rock Valley College wanted to develop a new regional facility for the performing arts at Starlight Theatre to replace an existing outdoor venue. Expanded facilities and a roof enclosure were needed so that performances could go on without the threat of rainouts. At the same time, there was a strong desire to maintain the sense of being outdoors (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Theatres Part I" 07 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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