+TEATRO

La Serena, Chile
2012-2013
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+teatro is a cultural catalyst designed to activate the surrounding park and city. The design creates four points of orientation within the city. North, south east and west; each offering a radically different cultural experience, from the intimate and informal to the grand; from the major rock event to an urban spectacle. Two major outdoor arenas interlock with two indoor theatrical spaces and are articulated around the central core of the flytower. The ’magic’ and illusion of the theatre is set at the very heart of its architecture. A floating public space creates a unique panaromic view of the old town and the surrounding gardens with the Pacific ocean as a backdrop.
FAR Frohn&Rojas
Project Team: Marc Frohn, Mario Rojas Toledo, Max Koch, Carlos Aguayo, Natalia Becerra, Christoph Feinweber, Danielle Rosman, Benjamin Moore, Gracia Vera Quek, Paula Márquez, Elizabeth Aracena, Andrés Labarca, Felipe Rojas,
Eduardo Maldonado
Consultants: Luis Soler, Juan Erenchun, Daniel Sambataro Membresisas, Eckard Mommertz, Matthias Rudolf, Ricardo Chehade, Hugo Rodríguez
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+teatro physically, visually and symbolically links the old town, the park and the lower traffic corridor.
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North, south east and west; each offering a radically different cultural experience, from the intimate and informal to the grand; from the major rock event to an urban spectacle.
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circulatory and organizational principles
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sequence of floor plans
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The central drama-making machinery is the organising principle of the building. The panoramic public space wraps around a central flytower and the mechanical theatrical core. This ’magic box’ is the centre of all activity and the dividing device between the key cultural spaces.
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The elevated Lobby Panorámico becomes a unique urban amenity as it opens up a spectacular panoramic view encompassing the old city center, parks and the Pacific ocean.
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main theatre
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views from the city (above) and the Pan-American Highway (below)
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