New theatrical possibilities
Three theatres plugged into a central cube allow performing spaces to be coupled for new theatrical possibilities.
The cube is lifted off the ground for a public loop to extend the street life of Taipei into the site.
New internal possibilities and connections of the theatre generate different relationships between producers, spectators, and the public, also a critical mass that works as a fresh, intelligent icon.
The central cube consolidates the stages, back stages, support spaces of the three theatres, and the public spaces for spectators into a single and efficient whole.
The theatres can be modified or merged for unsuspected scenarios and uses.
The spherical 800-seat Globe Playhouse, with an inner shell and an outer shell, resembles a planet docking against the cube.
Intersection between the inner shell and the cube forms a unique proscenium for experimentation with stage framing.
Between the two layers of shells is the circulation space that brings visitors to the auditorium.
The Grand Theatre, slightly asymmetrical in shape and defying the standard shoebox design, is a 1500-seat theatre space for different performing arts genres.
Opposite to it and on the same level is the 840-seat Blue Box for the most experimental performances.