auditorium oscar niemeyer in ravello
auditorium oscar niemeyer in ravello 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…

model image courtesy fondazione ravello

model and drawings by oscar niemeyer image courtesy fondazione ravello

  • Out of context….

    m! says:
  • i agree out of context
    i like niemeyer
    i like the building
    i like contrasting periods of architecture together, but…
    this is out of scale and context

    the big black & white zebta says:
  • this is beautiful, half suspended over the sea!

    Ricardo says:
  • It is nice for Niemeyer that people still want his buildings.

    Doug R. says:
  • niemeyer is just a poet!

    arf says:
  • of course is out of context or out of scale… is a brand, is poetry, is architecture, is Niemeyer!!!

    Lidyce says:
  • que creatividad de Niemeyer…Arquitectura Poetica

  • Agora fiquei curioso em conhecer Ravello, para ver de perto este contraste – espero que seja divino! – entre o Medievo e o século XXI.

    Newton Penna says:
  • This boy Niemeyer should learn from the old guys.

    0 e 1 says:
  • que grosooo niemeyer

    il bb says:
  • Out of the context? Ha! Just look at the context if any!

    Niki says:
  • Niemeyer is a master of architecture. His buildings will be remembered for millenniums, as the roman empire buildings or Gaudi’s buildings. It’s fascinating although his masterpieces are concentrated in Brazil.

    Daniel Cavalcanti says:
  • looks like a space ship landed onto some land…. the structure alone might be wonderful..but relation with the site is scary… but even tahts nice .. a new factor in architecture..scare…!!!

    Vijayshree says:
  • Adventurous! Would love to attend a concert, as the design looks to have excellent harmonic capability d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • absolutly briliant, on the contrary to aforesaid it’s contextual and perfectly fits. being contextual does not meen just to repeat the rithm and scale of dull environment.

    dos says:
  • Modern architecs used to say that form should follow the function.

    when asked about this sentence and his architecture (more specific, the MAC Museum in Niterói-RJ, that have some problems to have a proper use) Niemayer replies “and if the form is the function? here (MAC) the function was to create an building to be the symbol of the city”

    He’s one of the best.

    ps: sorry for my poor english.

    Bruno Beck - Niterói- Brasil says:
  • tar mar machi…. niemeyer

    vishnu says:
  • Bruttissimo!
    Out of contex!

    Kikos Papadopoulos says:
  • indeed, what context, formal or structural?
    all buildings there are in platforms overlooking the landscape.
    all of them have simple engineering, the real enginnering are the platforms redesigning the geography, this is the deep ‘conversation’ o.n. took with the context: modern strutures and geography.

    pôla says:
  • Those who say out of context dont know anything about Neimeyer architecture! “Form follows fantasia”, architecture blending into the horizon. The architect that people hug his buildings, Vivo Neimeyer!Vivo!!!

    Mohammed says:
  • this building is one of the master piece of oscar niemeyer life works of architecture. Absolutely amazing design for the auditorium building.

    Ar javad khan lala says:
  • something new and amazing in my old and depressed Italy

    marco says:
  • I am but a simple farm worker but, I, even I think it is pretty good.

    Farmer in the dell says:
  • it´s a shame that the actual built architecture is not as good as the drawings. Just notice the way the building floats over the slope in the drawings and not in the building! says:

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