Model of the theatre from above, with a view inside the auditorium
Proposed visual of the access threshold to the auditorium, showing views over the river thames
Proposed visual of the linking bridge that connects the theatre back to the main building
Proposed visual of the approach to the national theatre
Proposed elevation and its relation to the existing building and context
1:50 Section Model showing the spatial material design of the auditorium
a world of imagination
temporary theatre - national theatre, london
To design a temporary theatre space for the National Theatre in London during the renovations to its Cottesloe Theatre (now Dorfman Theatre)
If the theatre creates a world of Imagination, it needs to suspend reality and let imagination take control encouraging the audience to immerse themselves in the experience. Through smaller, interactive spaces each member has a more personal experience, sensing the play as only for them.
If you are bringing the audience into the play, why not bring the play into the audience. Removing the limits of the stage and allowing the actors to inhabit some audience spaces, every part of the auditorium could be a stage. By allowing the actors to perform from audience, interaction is promoted feeding the imagination and experience.