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Ector Hoogstad Architecten
location Enschede
function cafe, music theatre, opera
contributed by Roderick

This multifunctional music and theatre centre - comprising three halls, office spaces, studios and classrooms - accommodates a variety of users. The individual halls - each with its own atmosphere - are free to programme independently: thanks to box-in-box constructions, none of the three is inconvenienced by the others. The audience finds - besides the actual performance - the experience perhaps even more important. That is why the building employs all kinds of resources. For instance, a sophisticated lighting system is able to change the architecture of the three foyers into individual interiors with distinctive ambiences. Also, the foyers can be interconnected as a sequence linked by ornament on the rear wall. A footbridge connects this area to the adjacent music centre. The required facilities were cleverly assembled within a striking complex on a cramped urban site nearby the railway. It has a huge outdoor staircase that faces the station.

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Wenninkgaarde 40
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How to get there? Few minutes by foot from Enschede railway station.
Completion 11- 2008
Floor area/size 18000 m2
ArchitectEctor Hoogstad Architecten
Client Podium Twente
Project ID 4141
Latitude/Longitude 52°13'20N 06°53'45E
Contributed by Roderick
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