Building: Masrah Al Qasba Theater
Architect: magma architecture
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Why We Like This:
A design intended to celebrate both the rich history of the Emirate of Sharjah as well as its cultural future, the Masrah Al Qasba Theatre takes inspiration from the surrounding open air desert landscapes to shape the dramatic interiors. The textile wrap that covers the walls and ceiling of the theater pays respect to the traditional building materials of the region, folded in undulating surfaces that evoke "images of evening sun streaking sand dunes". The lighting within the space was designed to accentuate the curvature of the shapes while also providing proper illumination of the performance space. Read the complete project description here.