Georgian Cheographic

Georgian Cheographic

Architect
Henning Larsen
Location
Tbilis, Georgia
Project Year
2006
Category
Auditoriums

Universities

Theaters

Georgian Cheographic

Henning Larsen as Architects

The Georgian Choreographic Centre is uniquely located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on a southern slope right on the bank of the torrential Mtkvari River. The building houses 12 ballet studios, a small theatre, a school and a college.


The musical fan design of the building is inspired by the art of dancing and the turbulence of the river. The slope surrounding the building has been laid out as a gradually rising terrace dynamically developing into floating landscape shapes.


Towards the southwest, the dance studios float above the foyer, which turns into a magic landscape of staircase grottoes and terraces. The auditorium is designed as a Georgian courtyard surrounded by fan-shaped balconies seating the audience on three sides.


Spread around the theatre, the fan becomes part of the slope. The fan spreads towards the east, and the terraces rise to float above the common room of the school.


The project is a modern interpretation of traditional Georgian architecture, in which the horizontal lines shield the facade, inviting the visitor to a cool rest outside.

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