Theatre Of Floating Garden | WE Architecture

• January 12, 2011

Theatre Of Floating Garden is an extension project for an old theater in Szczecin, Poland. The new extension will be experienced as a light roof with transparent facades, connecting all the functions of the house and acting as a pavilion in the garden.

Our aim was to create an open house; a house for the people; a house which is as active and public from the inside as from the outside.

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Theatre Of Floating Garden, render courtesy WE Architecture

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Theatre Of Floating Garden - Organization diagram, drawing courtesy WE Architecture

+ Architect’s statement by WE Architecture

The theatre in the garden / Openness

Traditionally, theatres only serve a small group of the population. If judging a book by the cover, most theatres also architecturally exempt the idea of a closed world, a place that only a few experience from the inside.

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Theatre Of Floating Garden - Multi-stage diagram, drawing courtesy WE Architecture

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Theatre Of Floating Garden, render courtesy WE Architecture

Our aim was to create an open house; a house for the people; a house which is as active and public from the inside as from the outside.

We have tried to design a dynamical building which creates a harmony between the coexistence of humanity and nature.

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Theatre Of Floating Garden, image courtesy WE Architecture

The new extension will be experienced as a light roof with transparent facades, connecting all the functions of the house and acting as a pavilion in the garden. With maximal respect towards the old trees on the site, we have tried to gently wrap the building around the surroundings in order to preserve as much of the original garden as possible.

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Theatre Of Floating Garden - Section 1, drawing courtesy WE Architecture

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Theatre Of Floating Garden - Section 2, drawing courtesy WE Architecture

+ Project credits / data

Project: Teatri Polski – Theatre Of Floating Garden
Assignment: Open competition
Type: Theater
Size: 4500 m2
Place: Szczecin, Poland
Year: 2010
Status: Idea

Architect: WE architecture | http://www.we-a.dk/
Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Søren Thiesen,  Katarzyna Nycz, Jorge Cortes De Castro, Máté Szabó, Stella Buisan, kristian Hindsberg.
Clients: The City of Szczecin

+ All images and drawings courtesy of WE Architecture

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