Opera House Design Competition proposal / Nüvist

Opera House Design Competition proposal / Nüvist
Courtesy of Nüvist
Courtesy of Nüvist

Istanbul-based Nüvist shared with us their proposal for the Opera House Design Competition in Izmir, Turkey. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Art has a great role in showing what happens in human beings’ life. Soul, intelligence and the emotions are the reflections of the community, and Art forms the social identities of communities. It also shows us the difference between the various social identities. Global influences effect the types of knowledge acquisitions or the social values in the art, and the artists determine the standards of modern life.

Courtesy of Nüvist
Courtesy of Nüvist

Thus, art centers have many roles beside their fundamental functions that should be participant, shared with society and create a modern level in connection between the citizens and the artists’ works. This concept is the key criteria for the Izmir Opera House Project. The project should be reflecting the history, the culture and the modern life in Izmir, furthermore it should be an identity for the city of Izmir.

Courtesy of Nüvist
Courtesy of Nüvist

In this context, we have started to design an urban art dome that we call Artistic Foyer. The urban power effects the functional system, and the functional system defines the artistic foyer. As a result, all these things together create a parametric topography which forming the dome.”

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Opera House Design Competition proposal / Nüvist" 12 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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