Blending design, technology and ecology, Emergent design house has come up with a synthetic architecture, dubbed the Busan Opera house, which relates to the mountainous topography and portrays the marine culture. This beautiful opera house can be viewed from any area of the Bay.
Featuring an eye appealing design, the mountain shaped building houses a 2,000 seat opera house and a multifunctional theater with 1300 seats. The openings in the mountain are positioned towards the city and waterfront, offering a striking view of the Marine Culture District. The mountain skin varies from razor-thin to extremely thick sheets to support both private functions and public amenities. Its figural aperture creates a deep space for visitors and offers high-contrast lighting conditions.
Not only this, the Opera House provides a set of windows or penetrations in a manner that it keeps enclosed from the outer environment. This spacious mountain creates its own microclimate, as the roofs and walls of the outer shell form a boundary to protect visitors from the harmful sun rays, wind and rain. Though the mountain is placed on top of a plinth, but they don’t combine directly with each other in order to maintain the autonomy of both the ground as well as structure. The new opera house gathers all modern facilities, such as parking, storage, staging and technical rooms, at one place to enrich the experience of artists as well as visitors. Well, the artificial mountain with its unique design and features will definitely attract visitors from all over the world.