Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

• September 10, 2009

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD 595x374 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre, image courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD SOUTH ELEVATION 595x148 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - South elevation, courtesy of AH Asociados

Spanish architecture studio AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates have won the design competition of the Performing Arts Centre for Granada located in Spain.

+ Project description courtesy of AH Asociados

Granatum - A building that evokes the structure of a symbolic fruit for Granada. A geometry inspired on the nature. The honeycomb grid is adopted as the best way to connect spaces at different heights and to organize the whole audience. It is also the base for the structural system, as it becomes the principle to solve the structure of a no-column space.

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD ENTRANCE Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Entrance park, image courtesy of AH Asociados

The hall configuration is a “fan type”, trying to avoid the strong hierarchy of the “shoe box”, with impersonalized stalls and small boxes on the upper levels. The hall proposed has 1462 seats organized equally in a series of terraces around the stage that impedes the discrimination of the audience The hall is considered here as a social space, compact and cozy, reproducing the spirit of the Old Italian opera theatres, where the relation among the audience was also very important.

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD LOBBY 595x595 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Lobby, image courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD HALL 595x446 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Hall, image courtesy of AH Asociados

The foyers are part of the thickness of the façade, facing the open space of the future development of the city beyond the loop highway at the back of the site. The entrance is also tangential to the main axis of the site, a bent entrance, inspired by tradition of the Islamic architecture, entrances breaking the axis with abrupt turns, very present in the historic buildings of the city.

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD 1F PLAN 595x420 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Level 1 floor plan, courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD 2F PLAN 595x421 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Level 2 floor plan, courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD 3F PLAN 595x420 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Level 3 floor plan, courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD 4F PLAN 595x420 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Level 4 floor plan, courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD SECTION C 595x174 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Section C-C, courtesy of AH Asociados

Granada Performing Arts Centre AH Asociados plusMOOD CROSS SECTION 595x506 Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre | AH Asociados in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates

Granada Performing Arts Centre - Cross Section, courtesy of AH Asociados

+ Project credits / data

Project Name: Granatum – Granada Performing Arts Centre
Principal designers: Kengo Kuma & Associates + AH Asociados (Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón y Pablo Branchi Borrell)
Design Team: Ana Julieta Peretz, Diego López Arahuetes, Yui Uchimura, Keigo Yoshida, Marion Geinzer, Marcin Sapeta, Miruna Constantinescu, Hiroaki Saito, Ovidiu Teleche, Ryota Torao, Balazs Bognar, Oliver Lacombe, Juan Hernández Gómez, David Navalón Mateos, Francisco Quiles Magro
Technical Collaboration: Nagata Acoustics Inc, Ejiri Civil & Structural Engineers, Teresa Galí-Izard (Arquitectura Agronomía)

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