M Y P ERFORMING A RTS C ENTRE ON G OOGLE S KETCHUP By Emily Lawson
P LANNING R ESEARCH I first looked at other Performing Art Centers that had won awards and noted down the good aspects of them in a word document. Then I researched what was needed in the centers and put that in the document too. Then I listened to Mr. Gordon and wrote down his main points. I added them to my word document. I planned the shape of the centre by looking at where it was supposed to go. I measured the drama classrooms to find out there actual size. Then I did rough sketches to help design my final project
M Y PLANNING S HEET T HE NEEDS FOR MY C ENTER The Good aspects of other Performing Arts Centres…… High performance principles, innovation, functionality, contextual relationship, humanism, and building quality. Needs in my Performing Arts Centre Toilets Auditorium Music rooms Main stage Foyer Main stage Seating Sound proofing Backstage Dressing rooms Practice rooms Classrooms Instrument Storage Showroom Main and back entrance Large windows Recording room Teacher room Lifts Stairs Offices Computers Lots of electric plugs Sound systems Dance studios- Bars for ballet, Wooden floors, Mirrors Costume storage Workshop State of the art lighting Instruments and facilities Private showers Fixing room Lockers Organ Comfortable chairs Waiting lounge Students art work Trap door with lift Smoke and dry ice storage Bleachers Lighting board Draping curtains Televisions DVD players Costume fitting rooms Video players Cameras Video cameras At least 3 levels
M Y P LANNING S HEET T ALK WITH M R. G ORDON When Mr. Gordon came he gave me some more ideas Performing Arts Centre Music, Drama, Dance are the main ones What facilities does dio have for dance… Wooden floors, mirrors, bars Is dance offered as a curricular subject… no as we have nowhere to teach it. Could this be shared with another area of activity? Designated dance space How big does it need to be? Would it be big enough for an audience or just a classroom? Drama classrooms are good sizes…measure them. Needs auditorium- sight lines…two levels, tiered seating-seating for 1750, sound needs to travel well-should be able to hear without microphone, Shows- sound and light, backstage, storage, green rooms, curtains, trap doors, the pit, orchestra pit, high ceilings, background props, organ, fly tower, machinery, sound proofing, employed stage manager, Foyer- runs long ways from science to chapel, through access to the science block and comms, lifts stirs, lifts, reception, refreshments, Music classrooms- need 2-3 drama classrooms, 1-2 dance studios, 10-15 music classrooms, 2 bigger music rooms, 2 recording rooms- 1 next to auditorium and 1 next to the bigger classroom, storage, separate percussion teaching room, senior teaching room, music technology, keyboard room, Staff room, offices, place for students to go, lockers, staff toilet, bathrooms and showers, storage, closet in choir room
P UTTING MY IDEAS INTO A D ESIGN I made drew two designs using paper and pencil. Design 1-Level 1
I NFORMATION A BOUT THE F OYER The stairs are circled in black The toilets are the object circled in blue The buffet table is the yellow highlighted object The front door is circled in red The lifts are next to the toilets
B UFFET T ABLE It folds away so can be kept out of the way if need be. This is a close up of it closed
T HE E NTRANCE The entrance is situated next to the chapel and it has a small path with a flower bed next to it =] This is a picture of it. The object in yellow would be the chapel
T HE T OILETS These are the images of the toilets in the foyer Bird eye view The sink A toilet
T HE S TAIRS These stairs are going up to level 2 The highlighted part is the stairs going down to the basement These are the lifts Left=Level 1 Right=Level 2
T HE DANCE STUDIO The dance studio is situated off the foyer. It has a full length mirror and bar going the full stretch of the room The walls are soundproof so keeps all the sound inside There are lockers on the left side to put the dancers clothing in. There is another dance studio in the basement with the same things in it
D RAMA C LASSROOMS There are two drama classrooms down the corridor next to the dance studio This is an example of the classrooms The object in black are lockers/storage These classrooms are also used for speech and drama
T HE A UDITORIUM -L EVEL 1-P ICTURES Birds eye view Seats- Level 1 Organ and Orchestra pit Piano and stairs to basement
T HE A UDITORIUM - L EVEL 1-I NFO The auditorium is on level 1. It however has seating also on level 2 looking down. It seats 1500 people It has stairs coming up from the green rooms in the basement to the stage. The floor is sound proof so you can not hear people below It has a grand piano, lighting, a fly tower, an organ and an orchestra pit All props are stored in the basement and can be taken up throught the lift.
T HE A UDITORIUM -L EVEL 2-P ICTURES Birds eye view Stairs Glass roof/fly tower with lighting etc Glass Barrier
T HE A UDITORIUM -L EVEL 2-I NFO The auditorium has a glass roof over it. It contains the lighting etc Since the roof is curved it gives a good sound There is more seating here and there is a glass barrier around the edge There are stairs leading down to level one
T HE OFFICES On level one I also have offices and a staff room I made offices for Ms Procter, Mr. Warsnop, Mr. Gordon and Ms White, Mrs. Macintyre-Bull and Mrs Karajov share an office. The offices are 5mx3m They each have a desk at the front where permission slips/sign ups can be placed
T HE S TAFF ROOM Behind the offices there is a staff room. There is a small kitchen with a fridge, a microwave etc. There is a dining table and some chairs etc There are also toilets for both male and female.
I TINERANT C LASSROOMS There are 15 itinerant classrooms. In each room there is a piano, a small cupboard and a music stand. The Percussion room and the oboe rooms are bigger as they make more noise. This is an image of some of the rooms This is an image of what the inside of the room would loom like
M USIC C LASSROOMS These are the classrooms that will b e used for class teaching. In one of the rooms there is a recoding studio. In each room they have guitars, music stands, a cupboard of musical instruments and a drum kit.
K EY B OARDING A ND M USIC T ECH R OOM These rooms are on level two. The key board room has 12 keyboards and the music tech room has 12 computers
T OILETS ON L EVEL T WO These are the toilets. The males toilets are behind the females.
C HOIR R OOM This is a room for the choir to practice in with out putting away all there stands In the room there are 30 stands, a stereo and a cupboard to store robes in It is also soundproof
O RCHESTRA R OOM This is a room for the orchestra to practice in with out putting away all their stands/seats In the room there are 30 stands, 30 seats and a stereo It is also soundproof
G REEN R OOM This is the room for the students to chill out in before shows etc. It is situated below the stage in the basement. In the room there is a kitchenette, beanbags, a couch and a TV. It is also soundproof
P RACTICE R OOMS There are four practice rooms These rooms are for class groups that are doing rehearsals These rooms are soundproof This is an example of what the rooms would have in them
T OILETS I N THE BA SEMENT The toilets are situated right next to the green room for easy access
S TORAGE The storage area is a large room This is where all props, costumes or anything needed for shows is stored. There is a big door for props to fit through
O THER WAYS OF L OOKING AT IT You can also look at this through... A tour/the file Basement Performing Arts Centre.skp Lvl 1 Performing Arts Centre.skp Lvl 2 Performing Arts Centre.skp The TASC Wheel: TASC Wheel.doc