Busan Opera House Design Proposal by EMERGENT Architecture

This Busan Opera House design proposal features a synthetic mountain architecture that stands in contrast to the horizontality of the Marine Culture District but still relates to the mountainous topography of the city. The opera house can be seen from all over the bay as a beautiful and strong silhouette that bounds to the characteristic of the city.

The opera house will be housing two main areas that contain 2000-seat opera and 1300-seat multifunctional theater. These volumes are loosely contained at the outer shell of the mountain where the opera house will sometime fuse with them or dissolve away to create views and passageways through its cavernous public space. The entry gateways of this mountain are positioned to face the amazing views of the city and the waterfront.

Designer : EMERGENT Architecture

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture


[Press Release]
This opera is a synthetic mountain. It stands in stark contrast to the horizontality of the Marine Culture District, and relates to the mountainous topography that bounds and characterizes the city. It can be seen from all over the bay as a strong silhouette.

The mountain contains two nested volumes which house the 2,000 seat Opera and the 1,300 seat Multifunctional Theater. The outer shell of the mountain loosely contains these volumes, sometimes fusing with them, sometimes vaulting over them, and sometimes dissolving away to create views and passageways through a cavernous public space. Openings in the mountain are positioned towards picturesque views of the city and the waterfront.

 

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

The manifold skin of Busan Opera House varies from razor-thin and roof-like to extremely thick and spatial, where it is packed with public amenities and private support functions. Elevator cores and other circulation elements also inhabit these poché spaces rather than being expressed. The double-layer mass is therefore an organizational device rather than simply a formal expression.

The figural apertures in the mountain create deep space, drawing in visitors, and creating high-contrast lighting situations. An intricate pattern of architectural tracery weaves these deep apertures together with a system of windows, or penetrations in the manifold. The effect is one of mysterious irresolution between deep mass and super-flatness.

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

The cavernous space inside the mountain creates a microclimate. It is outdoor but feels enclosed; the ‘roof’ and ‘walls’ of the outer shell create spatial boundary, but also act as a sun shade and wind and rain break. The extreme environmental conditions of Busan’s hot summer days and monsoon rains are mediated to create a comfortable, protected urban space all year long.

The mountain sits on top of a plinth. The plinth is not fused with the mountain in order to retain the independence of ground and building-object. Busan Opera House supports many functions such as parking, delivery, staging, storage, and technical rooms.

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

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Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

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Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

Busan Opera House by EMERGENT Architecture

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Project: BUSAN OPERA HOUSE
Type: Opera and Multifunctional Theater
Size: 58,000 m2
Design Team: Tom Wiscombe, David Stamatis, Robbie Eleazer, Mitch Rocheleau, Fernando Herrera, Jason Orbe-Smith, Cindy Lin and Klarke Wang

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shone says: September 12, 2011

bloody awesome

shone says: September 12, 2011

bloody awesome

pariya in tabriz says: November 2, 2011

hello.my name is pariya.I’m from Iran. Project is very nice. It is possible to send e-mail to the new architecture news?tanks







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