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City and Self
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City and Self
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City and Self

City and Self

2010 Sep – 2010 Dec

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The Boston New Center for Music, Dance and Drama is a building which both presents itself towards the city while opening up to the waterfront. A grand swooping roof brings the height of the building down towards the city, revealing spaces of artistic activity on the interior. Before touching the ground, it rises again, forming a restaurant pavilion to welcome the city inside whether a patron of the arts or just another community member.

The grand stair on the south end of the building leads up to two performance spaces. The promenade allows a space of viewing between the city and building inhabitants.

Within the spaces of performance, boundaries between performer and spectator are blurred:
A twist in the geometry of the theatre allows the space of the audience to break through the proscenium and join the performer. In the concert hall, the smooth movement of stage spiraling up into seating links the two together.