UNStudio

Interior of the Music Theatre Graz

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The project

The new music theatre is a spectacle in its own right – especially at night, when the interior is fully exposed to the city. As is common in designs by UNStudio, the layout is informed by a topological figure – a spiral in this case. The building’s reinforced concrete skeleton twists and, because columns were unnecessary, causes spaces to merge into one another. Musical metaphors played a key role in the design.

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Committee

The music theatre of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, is not only a theatre to see but also one to be seen. The circular movement of the structural core of the building makes spaces flow together and blend, like a spiral symbolising rhythm and continuity.

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— Musical metaphors played a key role in the design.