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Model
Orchestra Space
Orchestra Space
Taxonomy
Taxonomy
Morphology
Morphology
Structural Language
Structural Language
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Lower Ground Floor Plan
Lower Ground Floor Plan
Short Section
Short Section
Long Section
Long Section
Open Air Space
Open Air Space
Spatial Typology
Spatial Typology
Spatial Typology
Spatial Typology
Model
Model
Axonometric
Axonometric
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Overview

An exercise to design a performing arts centre at the heart of Sydney pays homage to a city’s long-standing performative culture in a single arena. The People’s Acropolis is an anthology of traditional spaces and classical performances, meeting in a form that is all at once familiar and new, to be utilised by all.

A mapping of the city’s performance dynamics and spatial typologies gave rise to a tangible mathematical algorithm- a taxonomy of steps and platforms regulated performance space thresholds, highlighting an underlying presence of gradience and diversity in performance.

In opposition, experiential analysis formed the design’s structural language, a formulaic abstraction of spatial recognition converted intangible relationships into morphological samples for a methodical dispersion of assemblage.

The Acropolis amplifies a prevailing culture of performance and spectatorship- a rhythmically stepped amalgamation to capture the delicate balance between tradition and evolution.

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