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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada 
Friday 23 Feb 2007
 
Opera season 
 
Photography: Tim Griffith, Steven Evans & Richard Johnson 
 
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26/05/10 Sam, Toronto
This art centre feels plain and simple but it was designed with a fine attention to sound acoustics.

The theatre itself reminds me of a Roman Ampitheatre. The old ampitheatre is now updated and looks more elegant. The extensive use of beech and maple wood puts one in touch with nature in the midst of a busy downtown corner. It is both soothing and calming. Perhaps it could also function as a religious gathering place.
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Diamond & Schmitt Architects new landmark Performing Arts Centre in Toronto 

The landmark Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the new purpose-built performance space for the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The transparency of the façade on University Avenue is paramount to the success of the architectural concept for the building. The objective was to produce a building that was incredibly transparent. The structures primary public face is nearly 20m high and 50m long. The ‘City Room’ contains multiple levels of lobby and stairs as well as a 200-seat aerial amphitheatre. A grand glass staircase, with a horizontal run of almost 27m and a rise of 8.8m, connects the upper levels of the lobby with the city room. The edifice is the longest spanning glass stair constructed in the world. The intimate 2,000 seat auditorium is modeled on the traditional European horseshoe configuration. Built to the extremely demanding N-1 criteria for acoustic quality, the Four Seasons Centre is the first entirely structurally isolated performance facility in Canada.

Public tours are available. See www.fourseasonscentre.ca for details.

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