Friday, August 19, 2011

Busan Opera House Proposal : By PRAUD

Busan, South Korea
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Image © Courtesy of PRAUD--Competition entry for the new Busan Opera House by PRAUD
Boston-based firm PRAUD has shared their entry to the Busan Opera House competition.

Image © Courtesy of PRAUD--Aerial view of downtown Busan, South Korea
The international ideas competition invited visions for a massive cultural center, comprising a 2,000-seat opera house and a 1,300-seat multi-purpose theater, that acts as a landmark building for this booming South Korean city and puts Busan on the map of international tourism.
Image © Courtesy of PRAUD--Exterior view
Project Description from the Architects:
The concept starts from how multiple performance facilities can share common program. One way is to share public space such as foyers and the other is to share theatre function itself. We found out an interesting potential of theatre that when one performance facility share its theatre function with other facilities, various types of performance stages could be created by transformation of stage and chamber facilities. Unlike having a fixed performance stage and sharing common public space, it is a way of providing a variety of experience to the audience as well as using the opera house more efficient way.
Image © Courtesy of PRAUD--Interior view
Image © Courtesy of PRAUD--Interior view
Image © Courtesy of PRAUD--Interior view
To achieve this goal, we developed a transformable “cylinder” not only for stage/chamber function but also for structural stability. Multiple disks in the “cylinder” can move vertically depends on type and size of performance you need and numbers of performances at the same time. This vertical movement also creates void that provides visual connection between floors/masses so that a performance can be shown to audience in various ways. Also these disks can rotate so that performance can happen in multiple directions as well.
site plan--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
floor plan 01--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
floor plan 02--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
floor plan 03--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
floor plan 04--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
section 01--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
section 02--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
diagram 01--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
diagram 02--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
diagram 03--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
Axonometric diagrams--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
Massing diagram--drawing © Courtesy of PRAUD
The people
Architect: PRAUD
Location: Busan, South Korea
Team: Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, Stacy Choi
Project: Competition Entry
Program: Opera House
Program Area: 52,000 m2

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