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Architem’s Trois-Rivières Amphitheater Has a Facade That Ripples Like Red Waves

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 19, 2011 @ 12:45 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design | 2 Comments

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Set in the middle of an urban park, the covered amphitheater acts as a conduit between the city and the river as well as holding administrative offices, the theater, a cafe, and a hall available for functions. Thanks to the elongated perforated exterior, both natural light [2] and air move freely throughout the spacious interior. And then, along with the partially-landscaped awning, various green spaces [3] are designed to absorb runoff that might otherwise reach the river.

This is a beautiful, sophisticated, and airy rendition that pays tribute to its natural environment without completely swallowing it.

+ Architem [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/architem%e2%80%99s-trois-rivieres-amphitheater-has-a-facade-that-ripples-like-red-waves/trois-rivieres-amphitheater-competition-1/

[2] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/seattles-ballard-library-pairs-a-sweeping-green-roof-with-natural-light/

[3] green spaces: http://inhabitat.com/flat-tower-a-horizontal-yes-horizontal-skyscraper-places-2nd-in-evolos-skyscraper-competition/

[4] + Architem: http://www.architem.ca/

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/128423/trois-rivieres-amphitheater-competition-proposal-architem/sustainability-strategies/

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