Opera House
Dubai, 2005

In this project for an opera house and cultural center, the functional constraints of this building, planned for a location on an artificial island in a key Emirate, were extrapolated into a score of programmatic strips, each containing the main activities and related spaces. The strips begin with a glass avenue that provides direct access from the subway, parking lot, and buses. Its mezzanines offer a vertical spectacle, while its ground floor gathers together crowds that make use of different public services. A restaurant is located between the glass avenue and the garden of the opera. more

Program: Cultural, Master Plan, Performance, Public Buildings