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Theatre Agora, Lelystad, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thursday 29 Mar 2007

Big, beautiful and bright

Theatre Agora by UNStudio in Lelystad, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photography: Christian Richters 
Theatre Agora by UNStudio in Lelystad, Amsterdam, Netherlands Theatre Agora by UNStudio in Lelystad, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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09/02/12 dutchguy, Utrecht
Lelystad is a city in the country The Netherlands. Amsterdam is not a country but it is the capital of The Netherlands. Many Americans make that mistake! Lelystad is relative close to Amsterdam. though. Allthough everthing is relative close to eachother in The Netherlands...

P.S. Holland is also a common name that is used for The Netherlands. The Netherlands has twelve provincies (provinces) ofwhich two provincies called North Holland and South Holland. In history this two provincies (they were just one provincie back in the days) where of mayor influence (political and financial) of the "Republic of the Seven United Netherlands"or "Republic of the Seven United Provinces"
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UNStudio's bright design for the new theatre in Lelystad, Amsterdam 

The design for the new theatre in Lelystad is part of the Master plan for the city center of Lelystad, designed by West 8. The theatre plays an important role during the day as well as during the night in this area of the city. The clustering of cultural and social activities in this new quarter will give Lelystad an outspoken cultural face. In this context the design for the theatre forms an important orientation point with a forthright architectonical look. Walking from the central station the theatre-tower forms a striking accent in the diagonal view. At night the volume illuminates, and is easily traceable from the different parking facilities. In daytime the shape of the theatre has a sculptural effect. The grand café, also open during the day, connects to the evening square. From the different lobbies of the entrance of the theatre a beautiful view of the Green Care is presented. The vertical foyer, which swings through the entire building, connects different theatre and congress halls on the different floors. The typology of the theatre has become more and more complex during the years. UN Studio strived to bring the complexity of a multifunctional theatre back into a flexible, transparent and intelligent design. The clear and open organization of the design will serve as a cultural icon for Lelystad. UN Studio has worked on different projects where theatre art and new media were important aspects in the program. The interaction between different art disciplines should be integrated in the design process of these buildings. UN Studio’s expertise lies in the analytical approach of the design requirements.

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Status Onsite
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