Photos: Brigida – Gonzalez.
The Passionspielhaus is a summer opera and music venue set in the beautiful mountains of the Tyrol. Since the 1950s it has provided a quaint summer venue for a large part of the Tyrol Festiva, a summer cultural festival. The institution has become much-loved but recently, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects were invited to create a winter venue to compliment the summer facilities.
Flashing from the jagged landscape, they have created a black, ominous – looking object of a building that threatens to deliver a precision-guided cultural program that will create shock and awe. The drama aims to culturally illuminate the sleepy Austrian town throughout the long dark winter months. Read more
Photos: Stéphane Chalmeau.
Andy Warhol famously called his New York City studio “The Factory”. Later the British pop music producers Stock Aitken and Waterman called their operation the “Hit Factory” as it churned-out hit after hit of 1980s pop music.
This “Factory” designed by Tetrarc seeks to combine workspace for both image and music making but takes its inspiration not from the repetitive nature of industrial production but from its architecture. Read more
Image: Santiago Calatrava
Santiago Calatrava has been appointed to design a new Performing Arts Center at Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. The centre includes an Art and Design school and the Y.Z. Hsu Memorial Hall, which is dedicated to the university’s founder, Mr. Yu-Ziang Hsu. Read more