Complex of Scenic Arts

The world today has seen multiple designs for Cultural or arts centers and theaters that proved to be enough for creating urban integration, economical development and important points of social gathering within various cities.

Contemporary architecture is looking and experimenting in terms of form and skins. Large scale projects are chosen and built based on their appearance, being that the success factor. Designing obvious and geometrical shapes is considered a conservative attitude towards architecture. In terms of formal issues, despite the fact that theater technologies are evolving everyday, the basic scheme of a theater is basically the same.

The scenic arts complex we are proposing is developed from the program itself, in other words the center is designed based on how it works. This previous condition creates a diagram-building capable of hosting diverse events: Great Operas, Ballet, dance, classic music concerts and all kinds of theater productions, including experimental plays. The building solves the problems of sharing all the entrances, management and services.Culture and Education because 147;integration, exploration and optimization in a quality functional environment148; is the general purpose. Each space and sequence should be culturally inspiring. This theater complex in Guadalajara Mexico is intended to become a center for creativity in both national and international ways. The design and activities programed inside and outside their complex will attract artists and teachers all over the region to exhibit, work, study and develop their creativity. The concentration of artist-like people will call for business and investments.

Public/Private Space
The scenic arts complex in Guadalajara is composed by very public areas as well as special private ones. The public space formed by terraces, plazas and gardens is totally integrated in a master plan. The main public plaza is extended for generating a continuous flow with the surroundings. The four theaters including an open theater are connected with the public area therefore assuring a true legible access.

When 3 is 4
In such a strong and symbolic project, where form comes from an efficiency programmatic process, extra venues could be obtained. In this case, from the intention of creating just three theaters, a fourth appeared obviously. Following this ideas the final four theaters maximize their area and their public space approach by taking advantage of the site. In this case interior and exterior spaces work in the same layer providing a great environment for displaying any activity.
The final project is conceived as a plaza complex with no hierarchy, a very public building in which every access ends in the great lobby or foyer which distributes and links the pedestrian with the city in every direction allowing the space to be used 24/7. A 147;people building148; , sustainable in urban ways.

Working this way, the building allows visitors from every point of he city to arrive and enjoy the arts center. Multiple transportation systems are available, the visitor could use either public or private transportation or even bicycles or walking. The public plazas work as a gathering network for the people to come.

The access for employees, service providers or actors and staff its located in such way that it do not interfere with the visitors natural flow. This access ends in a convenient switchyard and an entrance to a private parking.The proposed scheme considers the possibility of building the complex in phases. Every theater independently built and operated therefore its possible to start building the service distribution core with just one theater, to build the 3 left in another phase. The building integrates energy savers and passive systems such as crossed ventilation, rain water collection in roofs and plazas; local planting materials and design in public areas as well as stone regional materials with climate and esthetic properties. Go area use diagrams.


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Centro Cultural Universitario Zapopan Jalisco ,