Refurbishment of the Teatro Gongora in Cordoba and design of a Multipurpose Box. Architect Rafael de La-Hoz has refurbished the existing auditorium. with an audience capacity of 700, centrally located at the historic heart of Cordoba.
Alongside the area awarded World Heritage status. close to the Plaza de las Tendillas, and totally integrated in its commercial zone. In addition he has added a new multipurpose space on the rooftop of the building. By making use of the space provided by the former outdoor summer cinema. To create a covered and enclosed auditorium.
Design Of A Multipurpose Box Of The Teatro Gongora in Cordoba
The idea is to make the most of the building. To create a kind of space unlike any other in Cordoba today. Which is highly practical and functional, and entirely open-plan. The project Teatro Gongora in Cordoba. also adds a fifth glass facade to the somewhat primitive theater.
” A cubic body of glass emerging into view on top of the old theatre “
From the Architect’s Office about Teatro Gongora in Cordoba:
The architect, commissioned to completely refurbish the Teatro Gongora in Cordoba. He has recovered the old abandoned building. A project of Luis Gutiérrez Soto (1929-1932).
Which was a reference point for architecture in Cordoba in the twentieth century. And added a visionary multipurpose space contrasting with the current classical model. To ensure a greater variety of uses and promote the cultural life of Cordoba in the twenty first century.
The multipurpose space, experimental theater or black-box concept is a risky strategy, with a glass body emerging into view on top of the old theater, And with its multiple potential uses. Italian or front-facing theater, central stage. Rehearsals room, film set, hall for chamber music concerts, exhibitions, conferences, presentations, debates, or dance or banqueting hall.
Resulting from a 6m high space without any kind of predetermined or fixed position for stages or audiences. Stages can be assembled according to need anywhere in the space. Using modular platforms.
The entire space is covered with a simple tubular structure. So a wide variety of elements can be hung from the ceiling: spotlights, canvases, speakers, engines, etc.
During performances. There are also 4 fixed retractile stands for audiences. The main one of these enables a classical front-facing layout with the best possible visibility. And a maximum audience capacity of more than 200.
The other three stands provide for a range of layouts of the space. Depending on the type of event being held, the size of the audience, the desired ambiance, etc.
The architectural work maintains the same cultural use, for the enjoyment and interrelation of the general public. As envisaged for the original building.
All with their own needs, formats and layouts, at the very heart of the city of Cordoba.
Fact File of Project Teatro Gongora in Cordoba :
- Name of the project: Refurbishment of the Teatro Gongora in Cordoba and design of a Multipurpose Box.
- Location: Calle Jesús y María, Córdoba. Spain.
- Client: Cordoba City Council.
- Architect: Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys.
- Collaborating architects : RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ Arquitectos.
- Project Director: Ángel Rolán
- Project Team: Liliana Borges and Lorenza Donati.
- Graphic design: Luis Muñoz and Daniel Roris
- Models: Víctor Hugo Coronel and Fernando Mont
- Quantity Surveyor: Rafael Vegas
- Restorer Advisor : Eduardo Corona
- Construction company: Ferrovial-Agromán S.A.
- Manager Works: Javier Fernández
- Start-end Works: 2009-2013
- Built-up surface: 3,615 sqm
- Use: Theatre and multipurpose Room
- Photographer: Javier Callejas
Ref : Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys, Javier Callejas.