We love the design of this public, immersive theater by Netherlands-based collective TAAT (Theater as Architecture, Architecture as Theater), which invites visitors to create their own play performance by reading scripts that have been etched into its timber architecture.
Khor I encourages visitors to “freely perform a play without any guidance or introduction.”
Taking inspiration from rituals in Buddhist prayer, in which worshipers spin prayer wheels within a temple, a script has been written by Gert-Jan Stam and inscribed into various rotating cubes within the space. To read the script in its entirety, guests are required to move around the structure, slowly turning each cube as they go, thus encouraging performance and activity within the theater.
The pavilion has been constructed using slender timber batons, which have been layered vertically and slightly sparsely, creating overlapping and various sized pyramid shapes around the structure.
“The vertical wooden elements define the space without closing it off. This creates an intimacy that opens itself to the public and embraces the public at the same time,” explains TAAT architect, Breg Horemans.
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