A long and in-depth discussion of the theatre building type preceded the final design of a convocation hall and performance auditorium within a large university masterplan. The building is conceptualized as an agglomeration of multiple buildings: the entry courtyard, the offices, the smaller auditoria, and the main hall proper.
Advanced Studio under Demetri Porphyrios while at Yale University.
View of entrance facade
View of rear facade
View of entry court
Floor plan at convocation hall level
Floor plan at balcony level
Plan studies of hall form
Facade at office-loggia
Section through hall and front facade
Section through halls
Detailed wall section and enlarged elevation
Study of wall details
Studies in perspective
Entry facade development
Precedent studies (L to R): The Bouleuterion at Miletus, The Theatre at Epidauros, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, The Musikverein in Vienna, The Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza
Precedent – The Roman Theatre at Aspendos
Precedent – Finlandia Hall, Alvar Aalto, Helsinki
Precedent – The Musikverein, Theopil Hansen, Vienna
Facade character study
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