In today’s World Theatre Day, we will tell you about the most unusual temples Melpomene that can impress any tourist not only its cultural component, but also the architectural.
National Theatre of China, Beijing
Beijing – a city of contrasts. Close to the monuments of the rich historical past of the great empire grow there masterpieces of modern architecture, forming a single ensemble. National Theatre of China, popularly known as Big, appeared in the capital of China recently – in 2007. Erection of a futuristic design, reminiscent of a gigantic egg, abandoned on the middle of the lake, near the Forbidden City has caused many disturbances. And yet the French architect Paul Andreu and his team were able to defend their offspring, showing conservative Chinese that ancient building traditions would benefit from the proximity of the-art facilities. To be streamlined within the building, crafted from glass and titanium panels, it is necessary to pass through the underwater tunnel built under artificial lake Zhongnanhai. National Theatre, has 21 levels and reaching 212 meters in length, can accommodate 5,500 guests. In addition to the three halls – a concert, opera and theater – there are shops and restaurants. Learn about representations of cultural institutions, also known as the National Centre for the Performing Arts, on the site of
Grodno Oblast Drama Theatre
Without a doubt, the building of the Regional Drama Theatre of the Belarusian Grodno lose the originality and singularity of stylistic lines to buildings that will soon decorate the world – New Coliseum in The Hague, Busan Opera House in Busan or theater in Taiwan. But anyone who has seen this building, forced to admit, this is one of the most unusual creations of the late Soviet architecture. For a long time dramatic performances in Grodno were placed on the stage of the old building that was created back in the 1780s for the city mayor Anthony Tizengauz. Despite numerous and completion of redevelopment, theater Tizengauz was clearly unsuitable for Belarusian artists, so in 1984 the city had a new building. Before entering the building, made by Moscow architect Gennady Machulskaya and similar whether the crown, or a nuclear reactor, the sculpture of “Pegasus” and eye for up to 800 seats, and rehearsal rooms are decorated with paintings by Irina Lavrova and Vladimir Neklyudova Igor Pchelnikova. Enthusiastic Soviet critics wrote: “Theatre characterized free insularity and compact polyhedral volume, has become an important element of the urban ensemble.”
Melbourne Drama Theatre
Building in Melbourne, Australia, combining drama theater and concert center in 2009 was honored with a prestigious architectural award Victorian Architecture Awards in three categories: for best public architecture for the design of the interior and the most impressive urban construction. According to the creator of amazing designs at Southbank Boulevard Ashton Reggarta McDougal, initially it was only to provide the best acoustics, passing sounds of chamber music in all its glory. But for the selection of material calculated to the correct sound transmission, followed by the development of correct form – here the architects have worked on glory. Melbourne drama theater building turned into a nice package for the unseen treasures became a fantasy on the theme “How would look Victorian architecture today.” Walls of the theater, designed for 500 spectators and concert center, capable of holding about a thousand more, LED-decorated panels and are capable of changing color depending on the music.
Opera House in Batumi
Capital Ajar autonomy has always been famous for its cultural traditions. First arias performed by opera divas and famous French tenors sounded on the stages of Batumi even in the 1880s. In 1893, the city was visited by Fyodor Chaliapin, as he proudly recalled in his memoirs “The Mask and the soul.” In Soviet times, Batumi Opera was forgotten-pozabroshen, and its revival in the 1990s, too, was short-lived. Only in 2009 the Georgian authorities engaged in the erection of a cultural institution, the likes of which no one in the spa capital of the world. In just two years for the usual post-Soviet socialist realism style building became a temple of culture, illuminated at night like a castle from a fairy tale. Opera House, designed by Lado Hvalamadze by local workers and open August 14, 2011, became a crown revival of Georgian culture. At the first performance of the sparkling building built of glass and concrete, the elite gathered Nino Katamadze Nani Bregvadze, Patriarch of All Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. Now the Center for Music and Art (the official name of the theater) are international opera festivals, “Duel tenors and baritones” and put numerous musicals.
Sydney Opera House
Today it is hard to imagine that once the world without one of the most recognizable buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House. Its history began in 1957, when the contest, called to give the Australian city symbol, decorate any decent card, won Jorn Utzon Danish architect. It was planned that the construction of the project, which inspired Uotzona purified orange peel, take no more than four years at a cost of seven million Australian dollars. Yes it was too difficult was the design: only in 1973 the Sydney Opera House, the erection of which lasted as much as 102 million, opened its doors to art lovers. Height of the building, built in the style of expressionism, reaches 185 meters and its weight exceeds 161,000 tons. Electric generators Opera can provide energy 25000th city. Petals under roof, constructed of precast concrete, hiding a dozen halls: concert, can accommodate up to 2500 spectators, opera, designed for one and a half thousand seats, dramatic, containing 500 seats, several smaller halls and restaurant “Bennelong”.