Archinect - News 2014-04-18T19:25:48-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96408720/apollo-theatre-collapse-due-to-old-materials Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:11:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/5130a49fcf5b2739100b198191c80beb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Seventy-six people were injured when part of the roof came down during a performance of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time in December. BBC Radio 4's You and Yours has seen a letter from Westminster City Council saying hessian wadding embedded in the ceiling was getting weaker over time. The material's deterioration led to the collapse, the council said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89228621/london-theatre-collapse-scores-injured-at-apollo-in-west-end" target="_blank">London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89228621/london-theatre-collapse-scores-injured-at-apollo-in-west-end London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End Archinect 2013-12-19T17:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-24T13:55:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/yljt0djhn223vxzy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 81 people have been injured, seven seriously, when part of a theatre in London's West End collapsed onto a packed audience during a performance. Fire crews had to rescue people from the Apollo theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, which was showing a performance of the hit show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96408720/apollo-theatre-collapse-due-to-old-materials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86832130/schmidt-hammer-lassen-to-design-vendsyssel-theater-and-experience-center-in-hj-rring-denmark schmidt hammer lassen to design Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center in Hjørring, Denmark Justine Testado 2013-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/iv638z8msn3grwl4.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects recently announced winning the competition to design the Vendsyssel Theater and Experience Center, a 4,200 m2 culture facility to be built in Hj&oslash;rring, Denmark. Along with the Danish firm, the winning interdisciplinary team included Arkitektfirmaet Finn &Oslash;stergaard, Brix &amp; Kamp, ALECTIA, Gade &amp; Mortensen Akustik, AIX Arkitekter, Filippa Berglund scenography, and LIW Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zc2d4kp3f85k1gct.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnk700oiatcp9qpn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfkqb2hj9syf75en.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72294463/tour-the-spectacular-new-mariinsky-theatre-with-architect-jack-diamond Tour the spectacular new Mariinsky Theatre with architect Jack Diamond Archinect 2013-05-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:29:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p3gyev0pw7pr2emb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may seem surprising that a Canadian was chosen to design a Russian state-funded match for the historic Mariinsky Theatre. Gergiev, general and artistic director of the theatre, visited Diamond&rsquo;s Four Seasons Centre, home of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and was wowed. When Gergiev and Diamond met for dinner the following year, the two saw eye to eye on everything from acoustics to street continuity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jack Diamond, of Diamond Schmitt Architects, takes CBC on a tour of the new Mariinsky Theatre, to open tomorrow in St. Petersburg.</p> <p> More about the Mariinsky II can be found <a href="http://www.dsai.ca/projects/new-mariinsky-theatre-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on D+S's website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71357731/oren-safdie-s-architecture-themed-play-false-solution-opens-this-june Oren Safdie's architecture-themed play "False Solution" opens this June Archinect 2013-04-16T14:57:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:32:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvovo2fnxy4ao4pf.jpg" width="300" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Oren Safdie, son of Moshe Safdie, and writer of plays themed around architecture, will be opening his third play, titled "False Solution", on June 13th. The play deals with an established architect struggling to design a new Holocaust museum in Poland, focusing on the architect's creative process.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>FALSE SOLUTION</strong> -- a world-premiere play about an architect's struggles to design a Holocaust museum in Poland - written by Oren Safdie (author of the Off-Broadway hit PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES, and THE BILBAO EFFECT) - will be presented Off-Broadway with previews starting June 13 prior to an official press opening night on June 16, 2013 at La MaMa ETC (74A East 4th Street) in Manhattan.</p> <p> PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES, which also premiered at La MaMa in 2003 before transferring to the Center for Architecture, starred Anthony Rapp. Mr. Safdie's Off-Broadway play THE LAST WORD, also enjoyed critical and popular success in 2007, and starred Emmy Award-winning actor, Daniel J. Travant...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66433526/alejandro-zaera-polo-architecture-to-design-future-home-of-locarno-film-festival Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture to Design Future Home of Locarno Film Festival Alexander Walter 2013-01-28T14:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-30T02:05:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vk2kaq99cw1l04es.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno by London-based AZPA, Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture (former FOA, Foreign Office Architects) has been selected as winner in the international competition to rethink the site of the Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60785053/ma-opolska-garden-of-arts-named-best-architecture-in-krakow-poland Małopolska Garden of Arts Named Best Architecture in Krakow, Poland Alexander Walter 2012-11-05T16:48:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:22:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxre4kny0i7x09zt.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The newly opened cultural arts center complex "Ma&#322;opolski Ogr&oacute;d Sztuki / Ma&#322;opolska Garden of Arts" in Krakow Poland, has been selected for the Prof. J. Bogdanowski Prize 2012 for the best architecture realized in Krakow. Designed by Ingarden &amp; Ew&yacute; Architects, this new cultural institution houses a performing &amp; media arts center, as well as a mediatheque, and is run by Krakow's Julius Slowacki Theater and the Malopolska Voivodship Public Library.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55890562/wuxi-grand-theatre-by-pes-architects Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects Alexander Walter 2012-08-24T15:35:00-04:00 >2012-08-29T17:40:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5atpuhixgzamscd.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received plenty of photos of the recently completed Wuxi Grand Theatre in Wuxi, China. Designed by Helsinki-based PES-Architects, the 78,000 m2 (839,600 sq ft) project was the competition-winning entry back in 2008 and is the first large scale example of Finnish design in China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53826107/xiqu-center-shortlist-announced-for-hong-kong-s-west-kowloon-cultural-district Xiqu Center Shortlist Announced for Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Alexander Walter 2012-07-19T18:41:00-04:00 >2012-07-20T15:47:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8hizql79jmuvyl6.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A shortlist of five design teams was announced this week by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). The selected teams are now invited to submit proposals for the design of the Xiqu Center, one of the first landmark buildings for the West Kowloon Cultural District, the largest cultural project in Hong Kong to date.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/48441082/oma-s-stage-set-for-the-ancient-greek-theater-in-syracuse-italy OMA’s Stage Set for the Ancient Greek Theater in Syracuse, Italy Alexander Walter 2012-05-14T13:40:00-04:00 >2012-05-14T17:32:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6x5rko509l5b9cb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the weekend, OMA&rsquo;s design for the stage set at the historic Greek Theater in Syracuse, Sicily, was inaugurated with the performance of Aeschylus&rsquo;s Prometheus Unbound, directed by Claudio Longhi. The scenography features three temporary architectural devices that reinterpret the spaces of the theater, which dates from the 5th century BCE.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/47171986/3xn-s-the-arch-cultural-center-opens-in-mandal-norway 3XN’s ‘The Arch’ Cultural Center Opens in Mandal, Norway Alexander Walter 2012-05-03T13:53:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T15:41:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/ygzp7clzih5gi5lb.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Arch, a new cultural center in the small southern Norwegian town Mandal has officially opened to the public this April. Designed by Danish practice 3XN, construction had commenced in December 2009 and was completed in December 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/45566724/winners-of-emmen-theater-and-zoo-design-competition-announced Winners of Emmen Theater and Zoo Design Competition Announced Alexander Walter 2012-04-19T16:03:00-04:00 >2012-04-19T16:06:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/byaovixuedm5voxb.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collaborative proposal of Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects with Dutch architects Van den Berg Groep has won first prize in an international competition for a 16,000 m2 theater building that will also comprise the entrance to the zoological park in Emmen, the Netherlands.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37259482/les-architectes-fabg-wins-competition-for-new-cultural-venue-in-montreal Les Architectes FABG Wins Competition for New Cultural Venue in Montreal Alexander Walter 2012-02-07T15:38:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T15:41:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1p63r252jq6byqx.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Les Architectes FABG is the winning firm in the architecture competition for a new cultural venue adjacent to the St. Lawrence River in Montreal's Verdun Borough. The project includes a professional theater and also provides for redevelopment and expansion of Verdun's circus school, the &Eacute;cole de cirque de Verdun.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37249839/a-raw-space-explores-the-architecture-of-marriage 'A Raw Space' explores the architecture of marriage Archinect 2012-02-07T13:44:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T14:46:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vm3ir2r9idq24n1y.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Baker is an architect who has just purchased one of [Richard] Meier&rsquo;s raw space apartments with his wife and is supposed to be using his design skills to turn it into a home. But he is suffering through an artistic slump, a malaise his wife hopes to remedy by forcing him into a competition with a younger, up-and-coming architect, whose wife was once her best friend. Through constantly shifting perspectives, the private design competition provides a funny, insightful look at love and ambition...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>A Raw Space</em> is a play by Jon Marans, currently running at the Bristol Riverside theater in Philadelphia. The play is set inside of one of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67889/wanna-live-in-a-meier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier's Perry Street luxury apartments</a>, while the tenants, two high powered architecture couples, tangle during a design competition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36795350/taiyuan-theater-iv-by-yaohua-wang-architecture Taiyuan Theater IV by Yaohua Wang Architecture Alexander Walter 2012-02-03T15:03:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T15:06:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0zstz9js7x15iuf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles architect Yaohua Wang - many may still remember his Nanjing Lab proposal - has sent us his latest project, a schematic design proposal for the experimental Xianghong Theater in Taiyuan, China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/21809429/barcelona-s-cinematheque-de-catalunya-completed Barcelona’s Cinematheque de Catalunya Completed Alexander Walter 2011-09-26T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-12-10T20:42:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bg0vsbskpix8fxi.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mateo Arquitectura recently completed the new building for the Film Library of Catalonia in the Raval district of Barcelona. Designed by Josep Llu&iacute;s Mateo, the project won the first prize in a restricted competition in 2004 and houses archives, a library and cinema halls on a total area of 7,515 sqm (80,891 sqft).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/17348818/busan-opera-house-proposal-by-kubota-bachmann-architects Busan Opera House Proposal by Kubota & Bachmann Architects Alexander Walter 2011-08-18T21:08:18-04:00 >2011-08-19T09:42:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1qk5ixhycwg9pgb.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kubota &amp; Bachmann Architects from Zurich, Switzerland have sent us their entry "Harmony" for the Korean Busan Opera House ideas competition. The design team included Toshihiro Kubota and Yves Bachmann.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/17218887/busan-opera-house-proposal-by-praud Busan Opera House Proposal by PRAUD Alexander Walter 2011-08-17T18:06:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:36:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tr7zyimsxg5fr2w.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boston-based firm PRAUD has shared with us their entry to the Busan Opera House competition. The international ideas competition invited visions for a massive cultural center, comprising a 2,000-seat opera house and a 1,300-seat multi-purpose theater, that acts as a landmark building for this booming South Korean city and puts Busan on the map of international tourism.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/12459745/metro-blue-line-is-the-route-for-traveling-circus-plays Metro Blue Line is the route for `traveling circus' plays Archinect 2011-07-06T20:23:20-04:00 >2011-07-06T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd2478ef5214b513f9e250f87c79931b.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>William Shakespeare wrote plays in five acts; now comes Watts Village Theater Company, organizing a theater piece in five light-rail stops. Dubbed "Meet Me @Metro II," it'll be performed along the Metro Blue Line between Watts and downtown Long Beach over the coming two weekends.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5755976/winners-of-the-long-island-cinema-center-competition Winners of the Long Island Cinema Center Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-09T14:23:06-04:00 >2011-05-09T18:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yy3o6nza6t96ek3c.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winners and four Honorable Mentions have been revealed for the suckerPUNCH-curated Long Island Cinema Center competition in Queens, New York. The international design ideas competition challenged entrants to create a large scale center to celebrate cinema and rescue the moviegoing experience from fading into obsolescence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5512269/youtube-theater-by-aaron-jones YouTube Theater, by Aaron Jones Archinect 2011-05-07T11:44:54-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e23zzxkp6c6m8mu0.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Aaron Jones, a M.Arch student at Cranbrook Academy of Art, sent us news of his YouTube Theater installation. Very cool.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This project is based on the assumption that the internet (WiFi) can potentially deliver entertainment and information into any place, even a neighborhood that may be overlooked or discounted.&nbsp; With the injection of this media comes the anticipation of event based scenarios, and in turn architecture.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This initial installation (Cranbrook Academy of Art) exploits the existing condition of campus WiFi and its ability to be accessed through current smartphone technology.&nbsp; The user docks their hand-held device into the theater which in turn allows one to both surf online media, and have it projected through an integration of basic a/v equipment.&nbsp; Be it Jennifer Black, Danny Brown, or The White Stripes the event runs off of your personal phone / whims.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The final destination and overall programmatic driver, a Detroit garage, exploits at least two exist...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5434243/mvrdv-wins-competition-for-china-comic-and-animation-museum-in-hangzhou MVRDV Wins Competition for China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou Alexander Walter 2011-05-06T19:23:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:44:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5ct3gxe2s7be5ly.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hangzhou urban planning bureau has announced Dutch firm MVRDV winner of the international design competition for the China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) in Hangzhou, China. MVRDV's winning design refers to the speech balloon: a series of eight balloon shaped volumes create an internally complex museum experience of in total 30,000m2. Part of the project is also a series of parks on islands, a public plaza and a 13,000m2 expo center.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97081/bilbao-effect-turns-off-broadway-effect Bilbao Effect turns Off-Broadway Effect Paul Petrunia 2010-03-25T18:57:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T14:55:09-04:00 <p> Playwright Oren Safdie, son of architect Moshe Safdie, will be debuting his latest play "The Bilbao Effect" at the Center for Architecture on May 16th.<br><br><i>In Mr. Safdie's play THE BILBAO EFFECT -- the second play of a planned trilogy focusing on contemporary architecture -- Erhardt Shlaminger is a world famous architect who faces censure by the American Institute of Architects, following accusations that his urban redevelopment project for Staten Island has led to a woman's suicide. The play tackles controversial urban design issues that New Yorkers have recently encountered in Brooklyn as a result of the hotly-debated plans to redevelop the Atlantic Yards into an architecture-star mega-development. THE BILBAO EFFECT explores whether architecture has become more of an art than a profession, and at what point the ethics of one field violate the principles of the other.</i><br><br><a href="http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Oren_Safdie_Presents_THE_BILBAO_EFFECT_At_Center_for_Architecture_Previews_512_20100325" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broadway World</a></p>