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Designed by Studio Andrew Todd, the Hardelot Theatre embodies a perfect union of tradition and innovation, besides being the very first Elisabethean theatre on French soil. The theatre sits harmoniously within the natural environment that surrounds it, integrating perfectly with the trees and vegetation of the parkland. It is a modern version of the classic design of Elisabethan theatres, built in England between the second half of the 16Th and early 17Th centuries.
The structure is composed of modular panels of wood which enabled a rapid build in about a year, making it potentially highly portable; in fact the theatre could be dismantled and rapidly rebuilt on another site.
Giorgio Palù and Michele Bianchi
The 464-seater auditorium Giovanni Arvedi is a jewel of acoustic engineering. The new hall was refurbished from the original “salone delle adunate” in the Palazzo dell’Arte.
Conceived as a form of expressing the beauty of instruments, the auditorium came into being to represent the great musical tradition, but also to confront the future of music. The result is a fluid project made of soft volumes, sinuous lines chasing each other and drawing a great organic sculpture which expresses the spreading of sound waves.
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Published: First Ed. March 1, 2017;
Available in: English
Publisher: SCSA, London.