ID: 314
Adress: BE - 5000 Mons
Date: 2000 - 2000
Statut: Competition, Laureate, Built

Transformation, extension, and production design for a new 600-seat theatre. Auditorium, rehearsal hall, restaurant, etc.

Above all, it was a question of integrating the theatre into the city; there is a heritage of military architecture here from the beginning of the 20th century. The block is an ensemble consisting of the ruins of barracks, various buildings, offices, and a courthouse. Double gamble: on the one hand, connecting this new theatre to its surroundings, and onthe other hand, considering the existing buildings as material to be shaped. The auditorium and stage are the added section inserted cross-wise into the old training area, where the heritage defines the recep-tion and rehearsal spaces. The corridors show production design linked to the transparent facades. In the auditorium, the dark concrete side walls were shaped for acoustical requirements.