Faculty: Jayant Gunjaria | Viral Bhavsar

TA: Mohik Acharya

The City and Performance Spaces- Performance spaces as urban catalysts…

All arts are essential expressions of human existence. Performance Arts, in particular, have evolved as a primary manifestation of cultures and have a profound impact on the functioning of these cultures. The collective nature of performing arts renders it vital to understand its role in socio-cultural conditions and built environments that actively generate the specific image and vision of the place and the city.
Chronologically performance spaces have progressively evolved as technically advanced-closed-isolated boxes through time. Enabling; one to create, conduct and host performances most imaginatively. Hence, performance spaces are as important a tool for a good performance as a well-tuned instrument or an artist. While their typology requires performance spaces to be a closed boxes, they are also inherently public spaces. The challenge is to house this instrument in public spaces within their respective contexts to generate environments where performances can occur and enable them to influence their contexts.

Studio Unit

Studio Cover

Comparative quantification of Precedents

Study of Public spaces

Study of zone of Influence

Spatial variations