The city was looking to develop a complex that included a 500 seat theater to replace the existing one, a Convention Centre on the former site of the old defense bastion demolished in 1987 and an information center for visitors.
The site, located at the South West corner of the historic town of Sibiu, formerly known as Hermannstadt, has been actively looking for architectural solutions.
The dynamic idea of flight is combined with the strong, grounded roots of local folklore. A series of perforations on the roof and to the sides of the convention center are designed to bring filtered light inside the space and create dynamic interior spaces. These openings based on local vernacular patterns with complex rectilinear shapes, are a perfect complement to the simplicity of the organic shells which create the envelope of the building. The final design successfully combines local traditions with a sculptural organic massing.
Client: Sibiu City Hall
Location: Sibiu, Romania