Located in an area where most children of the region have studied in improvised places – old schools that haven’t been built in accordance with the technical needs of the discipline.
Looking to close the gap of poorly planned educational facilities, the newly formed institution includes the spaces for extra-curricular activities like music, theatre, dance, drawing, painting, graphics, sculpture, new media and performance arts.
The site that the town-hall chose for this school is between a primary school, a small park and a small wooden church, in a district full of monotonous block of flats built entirely during the communist era.
The Academy of Music and Arts was conceived as a space to able to study various artistic disciplines: music, theater, dance, drawing, sculpture, new media, and other art forms.
The shape is formed by two white L-shaped volumes that surrounds the red volume of the two performance halls – between a window display of the building towards the street.
Celebration Hall has 192 seats and trim and compliance geometry of space contributes to a sound that allows the development of several types of performances: classical, pop, rock, theater, choreography.
The red volume is floating independently over the forum space and hosts the two performance halls, a small one for chamber music and a 200-seat hall for bigger concerts or events, with the entrance through a small bridge.
The most distinctive space is the forum from the underground, the central space of the school. It’s a flexible space. Its skin is transparent towards interior and exterior.
The light comes from everywhere, also through a skylight that articulate the white and red volumes.
It can be enlarged with the foyer and the drawing and painting space from the ground floor, but also towards the exterior through two performance terraces which link the forum with the street. It can be a space for public meetings, various exhibitions, conferences, courses etc.
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Architects: LTFB Studio
Project Manager: VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers
Structure: Ductil Tech
Acoustic: Radu Pana, Marius Smighelschi
Constructor: Cam Construct Engineering
Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir
Article by Marco Rinaldi