operalab temporary pavilion for the grand theatre in warsaw
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jan 16, 2013
operalab temporary pavilion for the grand theatre in warsaw


operalab temporary pavilion for the grand theatre in warsaw, poland
image © UGO architecture

 

 

due to its architectural expression and its role in the urban planning of warsaw, the grand theatre building designed by polish
practice UGO architecture and kooper -magda piotrowska for operalab is manifested with an original form – the pyramid,
which is the result of a consistent analysis. the character and function of the row of interior spaces, the entrance, auditorium
and stage, finds its reflection in the arrangement of forms composing the body of the construct.

 

the pavilion is a repetition of this organization and thus gives it an additional meaning. 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.
disturbing the arrangement results in the spectator being led directly onto the stage and then moving on to the centre which is
the entrance area. as a result of the layout, the meaning of the archetypal theater is transformed and becomes open to everyday life.

 

 


pavilion
image © UGO architecture

 

 

not the actors but the spectators become the subject of a spectacle. they do not have to go through a long initiation in order to
watch the play, it is the play that meets him/her halfway. the shapes that symbolize the individual volumes of the theater are hung
on aluminum grids and create a flexible stage scenery for the events happening in the pavilion. the experience includes a sequence
of events, assembling around the smallest rectangular cuboid (entrance area) and then proceeding to sit in the auditorium while
the stage curtain (cylinder) comes down around them. the actors then gather in the outer area between the cylinder and the largest
rectangular cube. after the curtain has risen, the spectator is surrounded by actors and the spectacle begins.

 

 


view from the street
image © UGO architecture

 

 


assembled in a variety of environments
image © UGO architecture

 

 


interior
image © UGO architecture

 



idea
image © UGO architecture

 



diagrams
image © UGO architecture

 

 


axonometic
image © UGO architecture

 

 


floor plan
image © UGO architecture

 



section
image © UGO architecture

 

 

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