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The Zenith music hall, designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas is an enormous structure in Strasbourg, France with fabric skin designed to give the building two distinct appearances: by day, a very orange, very solid structure; by night, a light, translucent balloon. The fabric facade also allows for promotional advertisements to be projected across the surface of the building. The iconic 10,000 seat venue will serve as more than just a performance space — it's going to be an anchor for the development of new planning infrastructure in Strasbourg. And now a little archibabble: "The building is to be understood as a single, unifying and autonomous sculpture. By layering and rotating the ellipsoid metal façade structure, the design receives a very dynamic character."
· Zenith music hall by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas [Dezeen]
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