Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

Construction of three theatres: a 1100-seat thrust stage, a 700-seat proscenium stage and a 300-seat Black Box.

Guthrie TheaterProscenium Theater as seen from stage.
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Guthrie TheaterProscenium Theater stage as seen from balcony.
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Guthrie TheaterProscenium Theater.
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Guthrie TheaterGuthrie Theater.
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Guthrie TheaterExterior view of the Guthrie Theater.
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Guthrie TheaterEndless bridge overlooking the Mississippi River.
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Guthrie TheaterInterior of endless bridge.
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Locatie   Minneapolis, USA.

Bouwkosten   $95 million (approximately 70 million €).

Periode   Start of design in 2001, opened in May 2006.

Opdrachtgever   Guthrie Theatre Foundation.

Architect(en)   Jean Nouvel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris.

Theateradviseur(s)   Ducks Scéno, France, and Fisher Dachs Associates, New York.

Akoestici   Talaske, Chicago, and Kahle Acoustics, Brussel.

Capaciteit   Three theatres: 1100-seat thrust theatre, 700-seat proscenium theatre, and 300-seat Black Box theatre. Total area 22 000 m².

Gebruik   Auditorium: concerts, recitals, projections, conferences. Public Piazza: opening receptions, conferences and lectures, café. Exhibitions and reading rooms.

Werkzaamheden   Basic and acoustical concept; acoustical and theater planning consulting throughout the project.

Adviseur(s)   Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics (acoustic concept design and European design team coordination); in collaboration with Rick Talaske, Gregory Miller and Jonathan Laney, Talaske, Chicago (acoustics and audio-design, construction oversight and commissioning).

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