Opera theater by the river

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The ambition was to create a building that would play a central role in the cultural life of the Lipetsk region. Representing a radical rethink of the traditional operatic experience, the design is aimed to imagine what the nature of the opera house is in the 21 century. As a result, the architectural image represents an integration of two metal-covered grids in streamlined shapes that wrap around the eminent mass of the scene and the auditorium. The last one follows a horseshoe configuration that can seat up to 1500 people. Developing the idea of the opera house as a cultural center, the music hall for 450 seats, the children’s ballet school, as well as the exhibition space are also located inside the building.

Lipetsk, Russia

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Applicant and author of the project
Anna Kolesnikova, architect, graduated with honor from the Lipetsk State Technical University (Lipetsk). She worked at the «UNK project», now she is a leading architect at the architectural bureau «Meganom» and a tutor at the educational project «Soft Culture». She is also developing her own architectural practice.

Status of the project
Conceptual design


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