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19/03/2018

BIG to build the National Theatre of Albania in Tirana

 
The Danish firm BIG of Bjarke Ingels has presented its design for the new National Theatre of Albania, a replacement of the current one in the country’s capital. The 9,300-square-meter building, shaped like a bow tie, contains three auditoriums and an amphitheatre on the sloping roof. The prismatic volume narrows down and elevates to form a covered public space underneath the main auditorium, connecting the two structures on each side of it. Visitors will be able to enter from both sides, where the glass facades give the passerby outside a view of the interior program. The other elevations are blind and given rhythm by grooved reliefs.
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