auditorium oscar niemeyer in ravello
jan 29, 2010
auditorium oscar niemeyer in ravello

auditorium, campagna region, italy
image courtesy fondazione ravello 

it has been almost 10 years since, in his study of n.3940 av atlantica in rio de janeiro,
the architect oscar niemeyer handed over to domenico de masi the concept consisting
of a model and some drawings of the auditorium, all accompanied by sketches and text.

ten years of controversy, a real italo-brasileiro style telenovela that right now
will end with the ribbon cutting by campagna region president antonio bassolino -
today, january 29, 2010 the beginning of the opening ceremony is scheduled for 11:30.

image courtesy fondazione ravello

image courtesy fondazione ravello

a drawing by oscar niemeyer

image © paolo artuso

work in progress
image © paolo artuso

ravello is a place sui generis. the city does not live from industries or mass-tourism,
but live music. the concerts of its famous festival currently are held only in open sites,
which prevent the programming when it rains or when it is too cold. hence the decision
to build a municipal auditorium.

an eye on the landscape
image © paolo artuso

a view from the inside
image courtesy fondazione ravello

images courtesy fondazione ravello
the entrance of the auditorium, a large hall opening onto the landscape, a curved wall that makes up the stage…

image courtesy fondazione ravello

model and drawings by oscar niemeyer
image courtesy fondazione ravello

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