Since the nineteenth century the relationship between actor and spectator has been subject to important transformations: from the traditional theater we have come to a new, experimental theater. To allow these changes in the way of making theater we have had to accompany substantial changes also in the way of configuring the theater: a theater where the viewer is no longer forced to a frontal view of the scene but can move around and within it, a theater mobile and flexible, dynamic and transformable. This language can not ignore the new needs of an economic nature: the forms of entertainment (theatrical and cinematographic, but also the ballets and concerts) increasingly often require functional spaces and these spaces can be found within the same building; hence the multifunctionality intended as an opportunity to channel the public and, consequently, as an opportunity to cope with the huge management costs that, more and more often, over the last fifty years, have led to the closure of small and "mono-functional structures ", in favor of the success of multiplexes and multi-purpose buildings. The “Kursaal Augusteo” Cine-theater is in a privileged position because, in addition to being immersed in the greenery of the historical center, it is also surrounded by buildings of relief f or the city but also the churches distributed within the historical fabric and dating back to different periods between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. After an adequate analysis of the territorial context in terms of spaces for the show, of attra ctive places from the recreational point of view and after having deepened the local context of the city of Augusta, a project has been proposed that foresees a series of variable configurations for the spaces of the theater, so as to obtain a spatial flexibility that allows, as well as a continuous and seasonally used spaces, also a contemporary use and spaces for performances and those for the public. To allow this, a system of motorized and mobile internal vertical partitions has been designed, adjustable in various modalities to which the various spatialities correspond and therefore the different relationships between performer and spectator. The scenic tower will be of fundamental importance to be able to implement the bivalence between the hall and the arena: when the theater show foresees a large number of spectators the stage will be visible from the stage’ one than the other part, while in other cases it will only be used by one or other.

RECUPERO POLIFUNZIONALE PER UNO SPAZIO PER LO SPETTACOLO.

Marco Graziano
2018

Abstract

Since the nineteenth century the relationship between actor and spectator has been subject to important transformations: from the traditional theater we have come to a new, experimental theater. To allow these changes in the way of making theater we have had to accompany substantial changes also in the way of configuring the theater: a theater where the viewer is no longer forced to a frontal view of the scene but can move around and within it, a theater mobile and flexible, dynamic and transformable. This language can not ignore the new needs of an economic nature: the forms of entertainment (theatrical and cinematographic, but also the ballets and concerts) increasingly often require functional spaces and these spaces can be found within the same building; hence the multifunctionality intended as an opportunity to channel the public and, consequently, as an opportunity to cope with the huge management costs that, more and more often, over the last fifty years, have led to the closure of small and "mono-functional structures ", in favor of the success of multiplexes and multi-purpose buildings. The “Kursaal Augusteo” Cine-theater is in a privileged position because, in addition to being immersed in the greenery of the historical center, it is also surrounded by buildings of relief f or the city but also the churches distributed within the historical fabric and dating back to different periods between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. After an adequate analysis of the territorial context in terms of spaces for the show, of attra ctive places from the recreational point of view and after having deepened the local context of the city of Augusta, a project has been proposed that foresees a series of variable configurations for the spaces of the theater, so as to obtain a spatial flexibility that allows, as well as a continuous and seasonally used spaces, also a contemporary use and spaces for performances and those for the public. To allow this, a system of motorized and mobile internal vertical partitions has been designed, adjustable in various modalities to which the various spatialities correspond and therefore the different relationships between performer and spectator. The scenic tower will be of fundamental importance to be able to implement the bivalence between the hall and the arena: when the theater show foresees a large number of spectators the stage will be visible from the stage’ one than the other part, while in other cases it will only be used by one or other.
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