UGO Architecture and Design | Operalab theatre pavilion | ITSLIQUID

UGO Architecture and Design | Operalab theatre pavilion

Architecture, Design | January 30, 2013 |

Operalab theatre pavilion by UGO Architecture and Design © UGO Architecture and Design

UGO Architecture and Design | Operalab theatre pavilion

Hugon Kowalski graduated University of Fine Arts in Poznan in 2011. He was a co-founder and owner of the H3ar architecture design group. Now he is the owner of the UGO Architecture and Design and presents his project of a temporary pavilion for the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. Due to its architectural expression and its role in the urban planning of Warsaw the building of the Grand Theatre is confronted with an original formpyramid.

Operalab theatre pavilion by UGO Architecture and Design © UGO Architecture and Design

The shape of the pavilion is the result of a consistent analysis of the building of the Grand Theatre. The character and function of a row of interior spaces (entrance – auditorium – stage) finds its reflection in the arrangement of forms composing the body of the building. The pavilion is a repetition of this arrangement and thus it gives an additional meaning to it. The vertical arrangement of the elements allows for an introduction of optional modifications, a smooth transition between the spaces the hierarchy of which is inviolable in the building of the Theatre. Disturbing the arrangement results in the spectator being led directly onto the stage and then moving on the centre which is the entrance area. As a result of the layout, the meaning of the Theatre is transformed, it becomes open to everyday life.

Operalab theatre pavilion by UGO Architecture and Design © UGO Architecture and Design

Not the actors but the spectators become the subject of a spectacle. The spectator does not have to go through a long initiation in order to watch the play that meets him/her halfway. The shapes that symbolize the individual forms of the Theatre are hung on aluminum grids and create a flexible stage scenery for the events happening in the pavilion. They open the space for new activities and are simultaneously related to the original. The spectators experience a series of events. They assemble around the smallest rectangular cuboid (entrance area) and then proceed to sit in the auditorium while the stage curtain (cylinder) is coming down around them. The actors gather in the outer area between the cylinder and the largest rectangular cuboid. After the curtain  has risen, the spectator is surrounded by actors. The spectacle begins.

more. www.ugo.com.pl

 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


COMCAST TECHNOLOGY CENTER BY FOSTER+PARTNERS

Architecture | October 21, 2020

Located next to the existing Comcast Center, the Comcast Technology Center rises 1,121 feet (341 meters) as the city's tallest building. The Comcast Technology Center is vertically stepped, with loft-like work spaces and state-of-the-art television studios for NBC10 and Telemundo62, with a 12-story Four Seasons Hotel above. Read more


Maniera 22

Design | October 19, 2020

The Brussels gallery MANIERA presents a collection of furniture objects by the renowned Italian architect Francesca Torzo (1975, Padova, lives and works in Genoa). Having previously collaborated with Peter Zumthor, the architect Francesca Torzo opened her own office in Genoa in 2008. In 2018 she was a participant in the 16th Architecture Biennale in Venezia. Her recent project for the extension of the Z33 in Hasselt has been awarded with the International Piranesi award in 2018, as well as with the Italian Architecture Prize in 2020. Read more


INTERVIEW: EDUARDO MORENO

Interviews | October 17, 2020

"Maybe the world changed me more than how I tried to change it… ecumenic failure." E. M. Since very short age, exposed with intensity to every form of art and diverse disciplines, dancer Eduardo Moreno rediscovers, after ten years as an expert on environment and social projects, abstraction as a new way to express artistically in all confirmed levels. Read more


INTERVIEW: ZEYNEP YAZICI

Interviews | October 16, 2020

Zeynep Yazici born in Ankara, 1977, graduated from Architecture department of Nigde university in 1996. Since 2004 she started painting professionally. She lived in many counties like: Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan. Now she continues her work in painting. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!