Sadlers Wells Theatre, London, Building, Images, Design, Date, Location, Photo
Sadlers Wells London : Architecture
Arts Building in England – design by RHWL with Nicholas Hare Architects
Sadlers Wells Theatre
Location: northeast London, UK
For: Sadler’s Wells Trust
Sadlers Wells Theatre New Space – building expansion news, 6 Nov 2013
Sadler’s Wells Theatre : Building information from RHWL Architects
The new Sadler’s Wells is designed to attract international dance companies, create an arts training centre and provide community and education facilities.
Working with Nicholas Hare Architects, we developed the idea of using two enclosing walls as protection from the external environment. They are separated by a sheer glass pane on the front facade. The various elements that project from the structure are aligned with the axis of the auditorium within.
The main foyer is a single large tapering space containing a series of floating galleries. A row of columns at each level symbolizes the movement from outer more public areas to inner more intimate ones. Natural light floods the rear wall afternoons and evenings, making the front façade transparent.
In the auditorium, good sightlines to all four corners of the stage and the need to accommodate the acoustic demands of both live orchestral sound and recorded music were major requirements.
One of the most exciting things about the new auditorium is the possibility it provides for directors and designers to completely (and continually) change the ambience of the space through light and image projection onto the metal gauze panels that line the walls. This also enables the physical expansion of a production, uniting performers and audience in one space.
Sadlers Wells Photos : Nicolas Kane
Sadler’s Wells Theatre – Building Information
Total seating capacity: 1,560
Sadlers Wells Theatre architects : RHWL
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