Performance Arts
Paul Andreu Architect, National Grand-Theater in China Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 November 2007 00:37

French Architect Paul Andreu imagined China’s National Grand-Theater as a cultural Island rising from its surrounding water.
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The project is located at the heart of Beijing along the Chang’An Avenue neighboring the people’s assembly at around 1500 ft. (500m) from the Forbidden City. The decision to build this project in a location that gathers numerous historic and symbolic buildings demonstrates the emphasis that the authorities allocate to culture and the performance Art and their importance to the image of Modern China.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2008 04:00
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Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)- Casa da Música Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 November 2007 19:00

Casa Musica - Office of Metropolitan Architecture - General View



A major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal designed by  Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas  and the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. It is located on a plaza between a historic area of Porto, the Rotunda da Boavista and a newer working-class neighborhood.

As a result of Porto being selected as one of the two cultural capitals of Europe in 2001, the Minister of Culture and the city of Porto founded Porto 2001, an organization which was to initiate and prepare different urban and cultural interventions for the city of Porto. In this context five international architectural practices, amongst which was OMA, were invited to participate in a restricted competition for a new concert hall to be positioned in the historical centre of Porto, the Rotunda da Boavista.

 

Image courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2009 08:56
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3XN - Combined Theatre and Jazz-house in Molde, Norway Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:29

3XN Design competition in Molde norway





3XN wins the architecture competition for a combined Theatre and Jazz-house in Molde, Norway. Molde, at the Romsdalsfjord south of Trondheim, is renowned for its international jazz festival attracting both famous jazz-musicians and a wide audience every summer in July.


3XN has designed a building that quite literally grabs the site, Gørvellplassen. Like a paper cut, the 3XN project cuts and folds the square to let the surface of the square and the roof of the building merge. In this way, the different stages, the gallery and the café of the inside are opened up to a free flow between the interior and the exterior of the building.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 14:29
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