Esplanade Waterfront Theatre
- S.Arch 2020 - Honourable Mention
A VIBRANT PERFORMING ARTS ADDITION
Occupying a 5,100 sqm site near Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, the new Esplanade Waterfront Theatre will serve as an exciting performance venue, production house, and home to world-renowned companies and artists. It will add to the dynamism of Singapore’s cultural scene, becoming part of a lively and burgeoning arts precinct overlooking Marina Bay.
The four-storey mid-size theatre is envisioned as a raw and casual theatre space that is functional, accessible and welcoming. Its design integrates flexible open spaces and plazas where the Esplanade community can be creative and exploratory. These open spaces also double as pedestrian-friendly connections between the main Esplanade building and other neighbouring amenities.
Blurring the boundary between the interior and the exterior, extending the waterfront experience into and within the building, invites spontaneous interaction with the public.
Flexibility is built into the auditorium and stage design and seating configurations to accommodate various types of performances and achieve different degrees of intimacy.