Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Architect: Frank Gehry
The organic forms of the final design of the Pritzker Pavilion certainly fail to arouse emotions in the viewer. The shape of the stage represented graphically and fitness explosion of sensations that produce the sounds emanating from it, making the concert experience into something that not only affects the sense of hearing but also the vision and the environment.
This is to the point that Gehry himself has admitted that although the forms of the bottom of the stage if they help the best sound diffusion and acoustic quality top plates are purely decorative and do nothing but emphasize this explosion of feelings towards viewers.
So Gehry himself describes it : ” As everyone gets – not only the people who are in those seats but 100 meters of the stage will feel comfortable coming to this place to listen to music ? The answer is, you have to get them inside. Area larger anticipation ago, build a structure on it and place a distributed audio system, like that get viewers to feel part of the experience ” – Frank Gehry
As with most works of Gehry steel is undoubtedly the predominant material.
The stage structure is formed based soldiers steel profiles to achieve each generate enough media for later stainless steel plates cover them giving the project its final finish.
Moreover, the mesh covering the grassy esplanade is formed based stainless steel curved circular section that intersect creating a kind of giant network supported on a series of circular pillars placed at intervals on the long sides of the square tubes.
Being an outdoor space all flat surfaces that needed to be paved, as well as ramps, stairs and entrances were made in concrete.
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