National School of Theater
The location of the National School of Theater has a unique set of contextual conditions.
Two perpendicular highways on the northern and western edges,
linked by a circular off-ramp, as well as a metro line, generate
continual movements in front of the triangular corner site.
The buildings contain three performance areas and their support facilities, rehearsal rooms, lecture halls, administrative offices, a cafeteria, a gym, scenography studios, costume design labs, and a library.
The shell enclosure, supported by bent steel tubes held in
tension by steel cables, also allows for covered terraces,
performance, and event spaces, blurring the distinction between
interior and exterior space.
Although the spaces are arranged in terms of their
accessibility, the articulated forms represent a model of
controlled disruptive order. This contradiction between random
appearances and a calculated order creates a paradoxical dynamism
among the enclosed forms.
Facts about National School of Theater
Site area: 3,000 m2
Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos
Miguel Angel Gonzalez
Miguel Angel Junco
Alonso-Garcia + Miranda, Ings.
Jaffe, Scarborough, & Holden
D.D.F. (Federal District Department)
The National Council for the Arts and Culture
Last updated: December 19, 2013