The UNStudio-designed ‘theater de stoep‘ opens its doors tomorrow (oct. 9) to serve as a prominent cultural institution for the dutch city of spijkenisse. the structure’s composition coheres disparate program elements – including two separate auditoria – through a distinctive white roof form which sweeps in a unifying gesture, elevated above a lower glass volume.

the theater’s design delivers on its predominant experiential demands of, ‘creating a world of illusion and enchantment’, while also acknowledging the building’s social and public spaces. namely, a prominent foyer area interconnects the facility, while providing an area for gathering which is complemented by various program elements such as seating and cafés.


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