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Stanton Williams Unveils New Images of London Royal Opera House Renovation

Stanton Williams Unveils New Images of London Royal Opera House Renovation
Stanton Williams Unveils New Images of London Royal Opera House Renovation, New Exterior View. Image © Stanton Williams
New Exterior View. Image © Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams has released new and updated visualizations of their design for the renovation of the Royal Opera House in London. The project, titled ‘Open Up,’ aims to transform the public experience of the Royal Opera House at its Covent Garden Home through a series of “legible and flexible” spaces.

New Linbury Entrance View. Image © Stanton Williams New Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams Updated Foyer Transition View. Image © Stanton Williams Updated Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams + 14

Updated Foyer Transition View. Image © Stanton Williams
Updated Foyer Transition View. Image © Stanton Williams

The design will increase connection to the city through two reimagined entrances: a new glazed extension on Bow Street that will offer pedestrians a view into the activities taking place within, and an improvement entrance onto the Covent Garden Piazza that will provide additional foyer space and an exhibition area to display the work of the Royal Opera House.

New Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams
New Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams
New Linbury Entrance View. Image © Stanton Williams
New Linbury Entrance View. Image © Stanton Williams

The project also includes a second theater within the shell of the Linbury Studio Theater that will serve as an “artistic laboratory” for the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera Companies. The theater space will be adaptable to various performance formats, and will provide a warm, comfortable atmosphere with a distinct character.

Updated Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams
Updated Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams
Updated Linbury Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams
Updated Linbury Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams was selected for the project in 2013 as part of competition including Amanda Levete Architects, Heatherwick Studio and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Construction on the project is currently underway, while the building remains operational. Phase 1 of the project (conversion of basement into restrooms) opens to the public tomorrow, with the full project expected to be completed in 2018.

News via Stanton Williams.

Original Theater Rendering. Image © Stanton Williams
Original Theater Rendering. Image © Stanton Williams
Original Theater Rendering. Image © Stanton Williams
Original Theater Rendering. Image © Stanton Williams
Model. Image © Stanton Williams
Model. Image © Stanton Williams

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Stanton Williams Unveils New Images of London Royal Opera House Renovation" 19 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/797732/stanton-williams-unveils-new-images-of-london-royal-opera-house-renovation/> ISSN 0719-8884
New Exterior View. Image © Stanton Williams

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