In The Middle Somewhat Elevated

OISTAT DESIGN COMPETITION 2015
TYPE: PUBLIC SPACE
YEAR: 2015
LOCATION: BERLIN, GERMANY

 

 

Floating Landscape

THEATRE & PUBLIC SPACE

 

 

A floating performance
and public landscape - an outstanding
experimental setting for new 
performances for the city of Berlin.

Our proposal represents a floating performance and public landscape space and adds an outstanding, experimental setting for new performances to the city of Berlin. William Forsythe’s masterpiece „in the middle, somewhat elevated“ and his approach to Modern Ballet inspired us significantly in our design process. Above all the precise and dynamic way of how his choreographies are taking up space and interacting with space can be seen as main influencing factors.  The landscape design, based on 2x2m triangle polygons, is sweeping itself over the whole 56x20m rectangular basic element (floating body).
 

Space01 - represents the backstage area which is situated right underneath the polygonal landscape including a rehearsal space, a costume stock, engineering room and public restrooms.
Space02 - The audience space and the stage are merging to one. The hole grid offers the possibility of a free arrangement of chairs, spotlights and soundinstallations, and ticketcorner - thus the remaining space represents the stage space.
Therefore the choreograph becomes at the same time szenograph and architect of its own performance - deciding on its own where to situate the stage, light sources, audio source, requisites, mixing desks and how many viewers should attend the performance.