City and Self

The Boston New Center for Music, Dance and Drama is a project which both presents itself towards the city while also opening itself to the waterfront. A grand sweeping roof brings the height of the building down towards the city, revealing spaces of artistic activity on the interior. Before reaching the ground, the roof rises again forming an open public café welcoming the surrounding community and visiting patrons alike.

The project strives to bring patron and performer together by blurring the boundaries between the exterior and interior, as well as the boundaries between viewer and performer. To achieve this, the theater twists allowing viewers to pass through the proscenium. The concert hall spirals around the stage, linking the two together. These and other moves allow for the de-materialization of the boundaries between viewer and performer.

Project Credits:
Principal in Charge: Sophia Chang