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Theatre del Te, Palazzo del Te, Isola del Te, Mantua; the auditorium of the lecture theatre

RIBA130425
Poltronieri, Adolfo
NOTES: This was a conversion of the stable block of the Palazzo del Te (1535 by Giulio Romano) by the architect Adolfo Poltronieri into a lecture theatre. Earlier, in 1984, the same architect had created an exhibitiion gallery in the attic above the vaulted ceilings of the main rooms of the Palazzo. The design of the lecture theatre was largely shaped by the desire to preserve and reveal what existed, in this case, the original brick and pebble floor. Hence the banked seating and stairs have been suspended from the walls above.

Theatre del Te, Palazzo del Te, Isola del Te, Mantua: the suspended bank of seating in the auditorium seen from the dais

RIBA130426
Poltronieri, Adolfo
NOTES: This was a conversion of the stable block of the Palazzo del Te (1535 by Giulio Romano) by the architect Adolfo Poltronieri into a lecture theatre. Earlier, in 1984, the same architect had created an exhibitiion gallery in the attic above the vaulted ceilings of the main rooms of the Palazzo. The design of the lecture theatre was largely shaped by the desire to preserve and reveal what existed, in this case, the original brick and pebble floor. Hence the banked seating and stairs have been suspended from the walls above.

Theatre del Te, Palazzo del Te, Isola del Te, Mantua: detail of fixing of the suspended seating into the old wall

RIBA130427
Poltronieri, Adolfo
NOTES: This was a conversion of the stable block of the Palazzo del Te (1535 by Giulio Romano) by the architect Adolfo Poltronieri into a lecture theatre. Earlier, in 1984, the same architect had created an exhibitiion gallery in the attic above the vaulted ceilings of the main rooms of the Palazzo. The design of the lecture theatre was largely shaped by the desire to preserve and reveal what existed, in this case, the original brick and pebble floor. Hence the banked seating and stairs have been suspended from the walls above.

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: the tiered seating in the auditorium

RIBA130629
Michael Reardon Associates
NOTES: The original gothic revival Shakespeare Memorial Theatre of 1879 was destroyed by a fire in 1926 and was replaced by Elisabeth Scott of Scott, Chesterton and Shepherd in 1932. A fire damaged shell remained, but in 1983-1986 Michael Reardon Associates created the Swan Theatre within this fire gutted shell, with a new auditorium, foyer and bars. See RIBA130643 for a colour version of this image.

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: the tiered seating in the auditorium

RIBA130643
Michael Reardon Associates
NOTES: The original gothic revival Shakespeare Memorial Theatre of 1879 was destroyed by a fire in 1926 and was replaced by Elisabeth Scott of Scott, Chesterton and Shepherd in 1932. A fire damaged shell remained, but in 1983-1986 Michael Reardon Associates created the Swan Theatre within this fire gutted shell, with a new auditorium, foyer and bars. See RIBA130629 for a black and white version of this image.

IBM Mountbatten House (formerly Gateway House), Basingstoke: a waiting area

RIBA130979
Arup Associates
NOTES: Also known as Gateway One, it was remodelled by DEGW for IBM and renamed Mountbatten House in 1987.

IBM Mountbatten House (formerly Gateway House), Basingstoke: a waiting area

RIBA130981
Arup Associates
NOTES: Also known as Gateway One, it was remodelled by DEGW for IBM and renamed Mountbatten House in 1987.

Wang, Brentford, London: a waiting area

RIBA131161
DEGW
NOTES: See RIBA131177 for a colour version of this image.

Wang, Brentford, London: a waiting area

RIBA131162
DEGW
NOTES: See RIBA131178 for a colour version of this image.

Wang, Brentford, London: a waiting area

RIBA131177
DEGW
NOTES: See RIBA131161 for a black and white version of this image.

Wang, Brentford, London: a waiting area

RIBA131178
DEGW
NOTES: See RIBA131162 for a black and white version of this image.
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