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York Theatre Royal / De Matos Ryan

09:00 - 27 July, 2016
York Theatre Royal  / De Matos Ryan, © Hufton+Crow
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  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, St Leonard's Pl, York YO1, UK
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Raquel Borges
  • Area

    3213.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

The "Open House": From House to Theater in 90 Minutes

01:00 - 21 August, 2013

"Open House" is artist Matthew Mazzotta's latest invention: a compact, faded pink house that unfolds into a ten-piece outdoor theater that seats nearly 100 people. Facing a raised earthen stage, it's a public space made from the remnants of a privately owned blighted property. Reversing the loss of public space that the city of York, Alabama has experienced, Open House has transformed a wasted ruin of a house into an outdoor theatre open to various community events.

Yorks Historic Guildhall and Riverside 2nd Prize Winning Proposal / JaK Studio Architects

11:00 - 23 December, 2012
Courtesy of JaK Studio Architects
Courtesy of JaK Studio Architects

Designed by JaK Studio Architects, their second prize winning proposal for the RIBA International Competition to Re-imagining York’s Giuldhall Complex: Connecting River and City re-energizes the area by focusing on its history while embracing the future. When the Romans settled in this outpost of their empire, they were still keen to establish some of the rigor and grandeur of Rome. To echo this we cleared the open ground around the guildhall and reclaimed two large plazas cascading down to river providing unique and accessible public spaces with direct relationships to the river. More images and architects’ description after the break.