Gdansk Theatre District

We were awarded joint first prize in this open international competition for an Elizabethan theatre and fencing space, with public foyer, bar, restaurant and back stage requirements.  

Sitting on the edge of the old town, the old city walls form the north side. The theatre embraces the traditional building methods of the town, whilst providing new and exciting interiors and public areas. We have used theatrical techniques throughout the spaces, including a play of materials through light and photographic images. Our main strategic move involved re-directing the traffic to form a new public space outside the wall of the theatre area. Part of the theatre wall is removable, providing a theatre in the round, close to the Elizabethan theatre.