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Rounds Theater Pavilion / SPORTS

Rounds Theater Pavilion / SPORTS

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Lake Forest, United States
  • Build Team:Greg Corso, Molly Hunker, Jordan Nelson, Nick Zukauskas, Kevin Lenhart, Preston Welker, Sean Morgan, Dabota Wilcox, Jon Anthony, Monika England, Kokeith Perry, Sarah Beadoin
  • Engineer:Arup
  • Exterior Finish:Stuc-O-Flex
  • City:Lake Forest
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© Nick Zukauskas
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Rounds is the winning design for the 2016 Ragdale Ring international design-build competition and the recipient of the Adrian Smith Prize. The project is a temporary theater pavilion for the Ragdale Foundation, an artist colony 30 miles north of Chicago in the community of Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Departing from the convention of the bandshell structure and stage most commonly deployed in this setting, Rounds establishes a whimsical and inhabitable performance surface.  Through a multiplicity of surface undulation types and sizes, Rounds encourages a multiplicity of the performer to audience relationships, performance types, stage arrangements, and seating options, generating a versatile outdoor venue and a fully encompassing experience.  

© Nick Zukauskas
© Nick Zukauskas

Small-scale undulations in the ring surface act as a lounge space for viewers during performances, or artists to contemplate their work during non-performance times.  Mid-scale undulations in the surface provide entrances to the inner space of the ring, while also providing smaller scale protected stage areas.  The largest undulation is designed for the main stage area, a stage that can be broken down into smaller parts and distributed around the ring for several concurrent performances.

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Address:1260 Green Bay Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045, United States

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Cite: "Rounds Theater Pavilion / SPORTS" 31 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/931150/rounds-theater-pavilion-sports> ISSN 0719-8884
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