Busan Opera House Competition FREE/Fernando Romero
[with Liz Kelsey, Yihyun Lim, Hayrettin Gunc, Ivana Stancic, Hector Romero, Andreia Teixeira, Romea Muryn]
The proposed design is conceived as a cloud perched upon Busan Bay. A unique and unexpected iconic presence, the cloud is composed of a filigree of prisms that gravitate lyrically around a stage core composed as a machine for the performing arts. The meticulous envelope evokes an harmonic musical assemblage with multiple and subtle variations in prisms that jointly compose an exquisite whole. The interior of the cloud houses a volume whose definition is driven by the optimal requirements for the performing arts and conforms a compact and efficient stage core. The key and most voluminous element is the Opera Hall, the sheer size and highly prescriptive requirements of which establishes the arrangement of all other programs. The Opera Hall is equipped with a capacity for a six-stage arrangement alongside fly-tower for ample flying system and substantial stage depth for extensive scenic flexibility. The Auditorium fulfils the seating capacity with both parterre and balcony areas. Above the backstage a Black box theater complements the main hall, this space is conceived as a blank canvas with the possibility to be arranged to be in a variety of configurations.
Portfolio as of March 2013