The new building includes an integrated Children's and Youth Theater and Opera.
The new "Junge Bühne" is to be built directly at the Theatre in Dortmund. The jury praised the winning design’s urban planning which respects the historical visual axes and provides a new conciseness to the urban space. The concept developed meaningfully from the existing buildings and formed an integral part of the entire theater complex. The JSWD design provides a square, glass cube that is placed at the base of the playhouse, which adds to the existing height. Visitors are led from the main entrance through a sculptural staircase past the box office and cloakroom to the studio and on to the main stage. The two stages and rehearsal rooms are stacked on top of one another.
Visual: Mohan Karakoc for JSWD
Modell photo: City of Dortmund