VICAR THEATRE

Technology Focuses: STEEL
Vicar Theatre is a new landmark building, thought as a urban piece able to propose a new order, a more complex one than that accomplished by the freestanding volumes of the adjacent buildings. The building takes a typically Spanish, lively approach to cladding flat surfaces, with a combination of brass, bronze and plain copper strips. The building, in the central area of this colonial town in the western area of Almeria, consists of a series of rectangular masses differentiated with either horizontal or vertical regular cladding patterns. The entire theatre, with a capacity for 400 spectators, is raised on a plinth to create a series of public spaces – maximising combination of light and shade – where the copper cladding is continued. An abstract version of a giant classical portico frames the entrance.
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