Student/s: Xenia Papastergiou & Despoina Papastergiou
Date: August 9, 2016
The aim of this thesis is to create a versatile theatrical space in which the volatility is expanded not only to the interior layout, but also to the shell in order to create a connection among the different stages of volatility and the spatial characteristics of standards of theaters.¬ An analysis of several folding technics allowed us to define theirs limits and to determine the “origami” as the main technique for the process design of the project.
An analysis of several folding technics allowed us to define theirs limits and to determine the “origami” as the main technique for the process design of the project. The characteristics of these technique is the capacity of self-adaptation, creation of autonomous systems and robust structures. This phenomenon increases the flexibility of the transformability, which is allowing us to create large open spaces, which is essential to optimize the visual contact between the audience and the stage. The determination of the different changes in to the building are defined by two factors. The first results from the historical study of theater evolution, mentioned in the first part and the second results from the influence of the environment and the context of the site. The experimental nature of the project let us to the selection of a site based on simple characteristics to avoid further influences in to the design. Finally, a construction study on the design of the structure was carried out. Pneumatic structures support the shell and allow the gradual folding. Meanwhile, the shell on the level of the ground is doubled in order to allow a controlled movement by two points due to the ability of self-adjustment.