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HUGO CHAN PORTFOLIO - ARCH 1202 BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES 3375308

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THEATRE

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SITE

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PRECEDENCE

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RIBBON

P. 9 HUGO CHAN S 3375308 E hugo.chan1@student.unsw.edu.au W unswarchhugochan.blogspot.com.au


THEATRE

THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

"The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.” - Louis Kahn -

The elevated platform: theatre not as an everyday experience but an elevating, extraordinary one.

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Fragmenting the views: complex facade detailing and interplay of colour creating various layers, separating the visitor from the city.

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The building attempts to separate and ‘rip’ the visitor from the city, preparing them for the ‘other-world’ of the theatre.

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Theatre as an escape, as a chance to reflect, to rethink or to represent life in a different perspective.

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- Breaking down elements of the stage: - The Audience - The Actors - The Props - The Lighting - The Backdrop - Simplicity in this particular production, few design elements on stage - “Layers of a theatre�

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SITE Nestled in the West, Parramatta stands as a crossroads of many things, where fresh water meets sea, where natural topography meets strict road grids, where suburbia meets commerce and where historical preservation meets modernity. With so many conflicting transitions, the question of the Riverside Theatre site is surely one of unity. A public building which can mediate between its function and its location near private homes. A site at the crossroads between two major axes, natural and artificial. The last question remaining is a simple one: How...

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OPEN SPACES As this analysis clearly shows, the site sits perfectly at its own crossroads of open spaces. As a public building, one of its arguable functions will be to mediate between the corridor of greenery along Parramatta River, Prince Alfred Park and the less used Cricket Grounds to the West. Following the theme of reunification, the site provides an excellent opportunity to melt together and connect its surrounding public spaces.

ACCESSIBILITY Private | Retail | Civic Here again are the many layers of connectivity which the site provides opportunity for. Mediation between a dominatly private North and a primarily retail and public south will provide to be a double edged sword, both engaging the public nature of this building while not infringing on the intimacy and privacy of its surroundings. 4


STAGING THE SITE a stage set based on parramatta river

Melting themes of conflict, both within the film and in the site of Parramatta could not be more appropriate. This stage set takes the bridges of Parramatta River and abstracts their forms for the fight scene of West Side Story. Conflict occus at many levels: - Three materials for three periods: Masonry, Concrete, and Steel. - The organic form of the river versus the strict structural grid of the stage. - Violent contrasts in light and dark, casting the conflict of good and evil. The stage is set, so let the show begin...

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PRECEDENCE zaha hadid | guangzhou opera

Completed in 2010, the Guangzhou Opera House was concieved under a simply yet elegant image. The gentle flow of a river lapping and splashing against two rocks. Her design follows this principle, unfolding a journey towards two iconic structures at the heart of Guangzhou’s new art and culture precinct.

THE APPROACH

ACCESSIBILITY

SPATIAL DEFINITION - PRIVATE - PERFORMANCE - PUBLIC -

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RIBBON music and history

A diverse and wide-ranging exploration into the violin and the concepts surrounding music eventually resulted in a complex weaving of the violin form with significant values relating to the first fleet. Using the keel lengths of the first fleet, an interweaving ribbon was formed as the overaching shape, enclosing the theatres and creating the space between drama and reality.

FLAGSHIP OF THE FIRST FLEET: HMS SIRIUS KEEL LENGTH 27.3 METRES

6 SHIPS OF FIRST FLEET ---> 6 PIECES OF 273M ----> 1638M

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RIBBON

layering - intertwined - interwoven

THE CANOPY

THE GLASS

THE THEATRE

THE RIBBON

THE LANDSCAPE

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BASEMENT PLAN

THEATRE LEVEL PLAN

ELEVATION NORTH

ELEVATION SOUTH

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SECTION - MAIN THEATRE

SECTION - MINOR THEATRE

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A 1:500 Site Model examines the material quality and ‘lightness’ of the building as well as its contextual fit and reinforcement of the surrounding landscape. The 1:50 Sectional model details the undulation between glass and fabric canopy, as well as exploring the internal qualities of the main theatre space.

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HUGO CHAN S 3375308 E hugo.chan1@student.unsw.edu.au W unswarchhugochan.blogspot.com.au

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