UNStudio: theater spijkenisse is under construction
UNStudio: theater spijkenisse is under construction UNStudio: theater spijkenisse is under construction
mar 20, 2013

UNStudio: theater spijkenisse is under construction

‘theater spijkenisse’ by UNStudio, spijkenisse, south holland, the netherlandsimage © UNStudioall images courtesy of UNStudio and arup




‘theater spijkenisse’, a mixed use performance space in southern holland, makes use of the natural variations in the levels of the site by way of a high performing roof structure. the UNStudio project employs a perforated, curved roof that creates flexible ventilation system and allows the lobby and stage tower to benefit from natural light. the parametrically generated apertures characterize a double layered, draped steel skin that facilitates heat extraction, appropriate for heat recovery in the winter while allowing air exhaust year round. the auditorium, lobby and stage all act as discrete programs and are engineered to operate independently. a foyer and public square spill into two main theater spaces by way of a grand staircase and an adjacent cafe carves public space into an amphitheater.

interior views image © UNStudio


the site benefits from a proximity to water, which additionally reflects the play of warm and cool colors that help orchestrate the building’s circulation. two atria and thick ribbons of glazing allow for glimpses of glowing, yellow interiors while the central foyer opens up vertically to the night sky. sustainable architectonic decision making is integrated into the building’s context and overall form– rounded edges take care not to disturb the function of the nearby windmill.

model image © UNStudio

central atrium image © UNStudio

the light-permitting foyer is the heart of the building image © UNStudio

exploded axonometric image © UNStudio

site plan image courtesy of UNStudio / arup

floor plan image courtesy of UNStudio / arup

structural design and building systems image © arup

MEP drawingimage © arup

structural building information model  image © arup

front view image © arup

elevation view image © arup

elevation view 2 image © arup

drawing of building vertices image © arup

overall structure image © arup

fly tower and basement image © arup

MEP drawing of grand plant room image © arup

MEP of entrance and foyer image © arup

MEP of small theater image © arup

MEP of fly tower and basement image © arup

axonometric view of building systems image © arup

sketch image © UNStudio

diagram of roof perforations image © UNStudio

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