Dialogue between the Theater and the City
Harvard GSD M.Arch 1 Thesis
Location: Busan, Korea
The theater was originated from ancient Greek. It arose as a performance of ritual and civic activity. For last 40 years, the theater has been built as the icon of the city. Many cities tried to express their economic and cultural growth by the sculptural gesture of the theater. However, theater’s iconic image overwhelms its function. The theater is isolated form the city in term of programs and location. The new theater typology will provide the chance which the theater can communicate with the city. Theater needs to be iconic, and at the same time it must have close interaction with the city. Theater as a cultural and public building, it must create and accommodate diverse social environment and interactions.
The new theater is composed by typical theater and series of voids. These voids, called as Metamorphic void, keep changing depended on time and programs. Voids will operate overall building in terms of program and spatial relationship. The void is changing its function. Void can be circulation link, and the way of link also diverse, and sometime the void support main program and sometime it works as independent program. Metamorphic void is not physical transformation; rather it is related on changing relationship between spaces.
Three Metamorphic Voids