Hello again readers,
This week I bring you a design for a performing arts center. My arts center has 2 concert halls along with a restaurant offering ocean views and the option of outdoor dining on the deck. Additional spaces include an intermission lounge and a third floor roof garden that patrons can enjoy between acts. The main entrance is on the second floor accessed via a ramp. Once at the lobby level you can take stairs, escalator, or elevators down or up to your concert hall. The larger of the two concert halls was designed to hold 550 people and has balcony seating while the smaller venue (more of a recital hall) holds 350-400 depending on how many movable tables are brought in. The main hall received a customized lighting scheme using ceiling and floor based lanterns to illuminate the theater. Musical symbols were also incorporated into the design and served as the driving influence for the elevations. I also experimented with incorporating a sculpture into the design using Calder’s La Grand Vitesse which resembles a dragon drinking from the nearby reflecting pool.