Saturday, July 11, 2009

Minneapolis: The Guthrie



Prior to visiting the new Guthrie theater in Minneapolis by Jean Nouvel, I had criticized the building for looking too dark and scary. That is typically my critique of Nouvel buildings. Theaters are supposed to be dark...but on the outside? My recent trip to Minneapolis gave me an opportunity to see the theater first hand. I'd have to say picking Nouvel makes sense to me now. Nouvel's architecture has always been well represented in night renderings (Think the Torre Agbar in Barcelona, or the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris). Considering that most theater events are after sunset Nouvel seems an appropriate choice. I unfortunately didn't have my camera with me at night. So my exterior photos will probably leave you with my initial impression. (Here is a photo which best tells the story) My interior photos however will give you a feel of the night club type of atmosphere that exists in the other public spaces. Architectural Record has a pretty good history and slideshow and ArcSpace has a nice writeup which will explain the spaces much better than I have.

41 comments:

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Tripple rock "free bacon" nights
1st Avenue 2much love on saturdays
going to "the Library" for dollar drinks-- and Mesa Pizza after!

Rent Cases

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