Cost effective architecture for theatre
This interesting video talks about cost effective architecture and design challenges faced when converting a 1970’s accommodation and office block to provide use for a 1,200 square meter usable space for theatre.
Building cost effective spaces that is practical and meets the needs of that space can be challenging.
This project is a clever example of what can be done through architecture on a tight budget, and using the following aspects of architecture:
- Imaginative finishes in design
- Using reclaimed materials
- Using low energy lighting
- Efficient use of space – The architect visited 35 theatres, drawing from the best and worst lessons before designing the space, and uses sight lines and modelling to ensure no ‘bad’ seats in the theatre
- Maximising the roof to use day light saved costs and energy
- LED fittings and halogen lights created an ambience of an immersive experience
- How the building is conceived structurally is also important to audiences, and this was displayed with clever architectural elements
- Details such as individual light stations, standardising aspects of the theatre using simple but effective solutions helped to further keep costs down.
To watch the video click here or select the image below.