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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1983-1989 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorOtt, Carlosen_US
dc.date1983-1989en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T20:20:46Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T20:20:46Z
dc.date.issued1983-1989en_US
dc.identifier214663en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 195en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/122030
dc.descriptionClose view of the main entrance, depicting freestanding entry arch; The Canadian Carlos Ott was selected by President François Mitterrand from six finalists out of 756 entries for the new Opéra (1983) in Paris; the number of competitors, one of the highest ever, confirmed the popularity of the competition system. Located at the Place de la Bastille, in the 12th arrondissement, the house was designed with 2,723 seats, every one of which has an unrestricted view of the stage. The theatre, was "surmounted by the opaque cube of the stage building and wrapped in gridded walls of glass...... the Opera stands sociably open to the world outside, whereas the foyers, with their broad overview of the city, have the slick, impersonal look of an airport lounge". Beauvert also describes the theatre's backstage facilities as being extremely modern, allowing for nine times the volume of the stage and the ability to roll entire sets off and on intact. However, compared to other world-class opera houses, the acoustics have been described as disappointing at best. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; stone; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectmusicen_US
dc.subjectPerforming artsen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.titleOpéra de la Bastilleen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-OC-OB-B2en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeconcert hallen_US
vra.worktypetheater (building)en_US
dc.contributor.displayCarlos Ott (Canadian architect, born 1947)en_US


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