The forms and volumes used by Donaire Arquitectos for the Almonte Teatro really appeal to my design sensibilities. This bold entrance announces the solid volumes that dominates much of the internal spaces within the building, whether it be in positive or negative. The central cut-out is repeated in the double volume atrium surrounded by broad widths of white wall and linear panels. Light is directed by vertical panels, as well as by the shapes that are firmed by the façade. The staircase is framed by a solid wall which descends from the ceiling, and lifts to reveal the ascent towards the theatre.
Photos by Javier