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_The Chicago Lyric Opera project focused on three main concepts throughout the project: views of downtown, interaction with the community, and varying feelings through the use of materiality throughout the opera house. The shape of the opera lobby allows for a 180 degree view of the river and the city along it. In the rear side, there is a pedestrian street allowing a connection back to the community and giving life to the rear of the opera. Inside the opera, there is a focus on the strong feeling of light and brightness. Juxtaposed to the lobby, the interior of auditorium is composed of dark stained walnut slatted wood and the balconies of rich mahogany. This package offers a feeling of a powerful opera on the river.