I. Inspiration and Concept
Stoa of Atlos
Stage and the lighting Open air theater in Smøla, Norway
Our purpose is to bring people with different origins, professions and backgrounds together in one room. They are different but yet similar with one simple thing in common. Curiosity.
The first idea was to create a participatory space, where people join forces to build together something different, something new.
The art school next to our site triggered our inspiration and lead us toward an exhibition gallery. To amplify the use of this room, people will be able to transform it into a theater.
In order to create this participatory architecture we reflected on a very simple movement, the motion of sitting down. The concept is such that when one sits down on an available seat it will gradually lower down and raise a part of the scene. To reassemble the whole scene, all the seats of the theater are to be necessarily occupied.
Testing the mechanism:
II. Details of the construction
Mechanism and its box/cage Three columns and one seat
A view of the project and the entire mechanism
A view from the lowered stage A view from the lifted stage
Separation of the spectators and the city, still allowing a fine line of light to come through
Separation of the spectators and the backstage, allowing to see as much the knees