Biennale-Sessions_2018/6-8JUL: A new theater for Longarone

July 10th, 2018

The project is located in Longarone, in an old and abandoned cement factory. The site is a complex of buildings linked each other, totally in concrete. Our main idea is to give a new performance space in the three silos that are in the middle of the site. We have unified these three cylinders in one organic shape. The parts that we have added are shifted a little bit inside the space, to put in evidence the existing elements. In this way there are some long windows that could be opened only in the lower and upper part, to give light and ventilation at the theater. Furthermore, the curved walls added, inside are covered by timber, for the acoustic and the thermal issues. In contrast, there is a linear structure for the audience, in five floors. This is made by scaffolding and is connected to the residence all around, with bridges. Every floor is in timber and all the structure is in steel, so it could be removed and changed. The main idea of the living space all around, is the use of precast panel for the façade, to hide the structural system of columns in favor of a better systematic division of rooms. In the upper part, there is the dining area with some holes on the ceiling to allow light enters. This space is the common part, and is endowed by a loggia, that could be use in the hot period by actors. Loggias and balconies are so much important because are opened space but covered, and are filters for light and ventilation.
Outside there is an opened theater, for the summer period. The stage become the connection building (on the north side), that hosts only stairs to go up to residence. So, there is an alternative way to see the performance: in the main theater inside the silos the odience looks down; outside, they watch up on the façade of the building.
The main idea is to create a new place for this beautiful city in the middle of mountains.

 

Design team: Morena Amendolagine and Michela Stamin


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