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Musical Theatre & Exhibition Hall, Georgia


The Music theatre and Exhibition Hall building is two different soft shaped elements that are connected as a unique body at the retaining wall. The project site is located inside the green area called Rhike Park, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The north part of the building contains the Musical Theatre Hall (566 seats), the foyer and several facilities, together with technical spaces for theatre machinery and various storages. The Exhibition Hall opens his great entrance with a ramp that brings visitors from the street level.

The Music Theatre Hall, on the contrary, soars from the ground and allows the users staying in the foyer and in the cafeteria to have a view to the river and the skyline of the city. It is a periscope to the city and looks towards the river framing the historic core of the Old Tbilisi. Studio Fuksas designates two different functions to the building as it can be understood from its name; The Musical Theatre and the Exhibition Hall, which are placed in reverse direction in a fragmented landscape of the city to capture the city view and the river scene.

The Exhibition Hall opens his great entrance with a ramp that brings visitors from the street level so that they can reach the building easily. Studio Fuksas’ non-symmetrical buildings looks like they randomly dropped from the air and took their shapes according to environmental conditions that they will be able to benefit. New Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall are covered by steel structure and neutral colours that change the building’s skin in different times of the day adapting to environment. The opaque coating of stainless steel panels somehow enhances the entire structure. These two sculptural buildings present different spatial experience to interact with both environment and the building itself.

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