World Stage Design: Temporal & Sustainable Performance Venue

Client: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Type: Open, International, one-stage

Eligibility: Professionals and students

Fees and submissions:

Design entries to be sent as digital submissions by March 1st 2013 along with an entry fee of £50. All entries will be presented in the WSD2013 online exhibition, with the 10 short listed finalists to be exhibited in Cardiff (a further £50 fee is due by finalists towards their Cardiff exhibition stands). The winning design, chosen from the shortlisted 10, will be built and used for performance throughout WSD2013.

Design Challenge:

Alongside the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s state of the art new performance venues and facilities, sits the Anthony Hopkins Centre (AHC). This 19th century building was originally the stable mews for Cardiff Castle. In the late 1990’s former student of the College and internationally acclaimed actor Anthony Hopkins provided funding to develop the stable mews into a rehearsal and performance facility to enhance the provision at the College. The Anthony Hopkins Centre is built around a courtyard, which in 2013 will be the site for World Stage Design’s temporal sustainable theatre or performance venue.

Inspired by The Cardboard Box Theatre built for the Prague Quadrennial Scenofest in 2007, the challenge is to design a theatre space to be built from low resource materials, keeping the sustainability and the environment in mind.

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