The EM2N Swiss agency sign the transformation of this theater of Zurich. A project in industrial design and tight lines.
On this project, EM2N states:
"In the future we will increasingly Often be Obliged to deal with building fabric from the 1960s and 1970s That no follow meets present-day functional and technical requirements. This specific case is a theater building in Zürich North in need of refurbishment That required a further Top 700 seats and a larger area to operate home was cost-effective basis.
These programmatic demands together with the specified budget gave us the starting points for Radically transforming the Existing substance into a contemporary musical theater. By reformulating the commission Proved it can to remedy the urban elegantly Deficiencies of the present building. The new building "cannibalized" existing Elements Such As the basement and the fly-tower in order to react in a way Differentiated and using a new volume to the different scales of the urban context.
Ideally, a strong conceptual context Develops entre les use of a building, architectural ict term and the building costs. In this case the rent Particular icts with proximity to the Hallenstadion / Trade Fair, the building's function as a musical theater and the limited budget offert optimum preconditions for Formulating a coherent concept of materials. The intention is to accomplish achieve a live basic and industrially Influenced form of expression. "
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