LEGO@ Villa Pennisi in Musica

LEGO@ Villa Pennisi in Musica

A theatre destroyed by a fire, a unique architecture workshop, a classical music festival and a creative challenge. Can architects design a structure to amplify the sound and put the music back in the theatre? LEGO Architecture Studio is helping out.


LEGO Architecture continues its partnership with Villa Pennisi in Musica, with the launch of a new building contest aiming at helping architecture students to explore new ways of designing sustainable structures to amplify the sound in a destroyed theatre. The old Teatro Bellini of Acireale will be the centre of the new LEGO Architecture building contest at Villa Pennisi in Musica. A baroque theatre, once the heart of music and culture in the city, was destroyed by a fire in the sixties and only partially reconstructed, but because of the safety structure put in place the theatre cannot be used to play music anymore. With #FILLTHETHEATRE contest LEGO Architecture will challenge the architecture students involved in the Villa Pennisi in Musica workshop to design scale models of indoor structures that will allow the theatre to re-gain its music hall function, using the over 1,200 white and transparent bricks of the LEGO Architecture Studio set.

Villa Pennisi in Musica is a festival dedicated at exhibiting the excellence in the fields of classical music, architecture and performance design, and at encouraging an active participation of different arts and disciplines in creating a unique listening experience for both the audience and the musicians. The fifteen-day festival includes live performances, exhibitions, presentations, workshops and lectures by major classical musicians and acknowledged practitioners in the field of sound, architecture and design. Further information about the event and the partners can be found here and here.

Pictures by Daniele Lancia and Tiziana Portera
LEGO models by
Documentary about Villa Pennisi in Musica

What is LEGO® Architecture STUDIO? Globally launched with great success 2014, LEGO® Architecture Studio offers endless possibilities for experimentation in the field of architecture and design. The set helps you bring your architectural creations to life in LEGO form with over 1,200 LEGO bricks and an inspirational guidebook filled with 272 pages of tips, techniques, features, and intuitive hands-on exercises endorsed by leading design houses. LEGO Architecture Studio gives you everything you need to create your very own unique buildings. Let your imagination guide your design! Why Villa Pennisi in Musica? Villa Pennisi in Musica has been selected as partners among other international architecture studios and events, because it shares the LEGO values of creative learning and our mission of inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow."

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Cite: "LEGO@ Villa Pennisi in Musica" 24 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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