Auditorium in L'AquilaEdit profile
Inaugurated october 7th, the new temporary 'Auditorium in L'Aquila' designed by Renzo Piano in collaboration with Atelier Traldi aims to revitalize the musically rooted historical center of the city of aquila, after the destruction of many cultural buildings due to the 2009 earthquake which hit the area. The construct is located next to the castle and to the original theater, in a square that rests between two socially contrasting regions of the town, and will be the first step to the revitalization of this significant site. The general form of the project is conceived as three cubes, the largest of which is resting at a seemingly arbitrary slant. The 30-degree angle of the middle volume corresponds to the angle of the terraced seating, capable of hosting up to 238 guests. The technical equipment, restrooms and private dressing rooms for the performers flank the main structure, connected by a steel and glass corridor.
Each mass is constructed entirely of timber, using larch planks and sheets for the exterior skin and flooring and spruce for the structural box trusses. The material was chosen as a natural juxtaposition to the stone walls nearby, but also due to its seismic characteristics and the fact that its a renewable resource. To offset the amount of lumber used in the construction, a total of 200 trees will be planted in the immediate park.
Description from Designboom