Glorya Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts / AUX Architecture

Glorya Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts / AUX Architecture

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  • Area Area of ​​this architecture project Area :
    10550 m²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2021


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vitro®, Sherwin-Williams, American lead, American standard, arcluce, amstrong, Babcock Davis, Bega, Benjamin Moore, bobrick, CHI up-and-over doors, Caesarstone, CertainTeed, Corradini Corp., Custom, Daltile, Extech, Outdoor Technologies, Inc., Guardian partitions, Harlequin, John Manville+16
Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Nic Lehoux

Text description provided by the architects. Founded in 1908, Vista Del Mar is a 114-year-old nonprofit that began serving the community by founding the first cottage-style orphanage in Southern California. Today, they provide a continuum of trauma-informed services to enable children, youth, and families in Southern California to lead fulfilling lives.

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
© Nic Lehoux

The center is a remodel and addition to a 1950s temple located in the center of the Vista Del Mar campus and was designed and designed to house Vista Del Mar’s innovative therapeutic performing arts program. The center provides space to learn and perform dance, music, and theater productions, and continues to provide space for classes and vacation services from Vista’s Jewish Life programs. Accessory spaces allow for coordination of production, staging, dressing and rehearsal change and classrooms.

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Nic Lehoux
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To plan
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To plan

The building is designed as a series of vignettes that express movement, music and movement. A semi-translucent facade envelops the structure, and in the evening, when the lights come on, the building transforms into a glowing heart at the center of campus. As well as adding a distinctive aesthetic, the highly durable polycarbonate faceplate is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and can be recycled again at the end of its life cycle. One of the main challenges was to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible.

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Nic Lehoux
Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Windows, Facade
© Nic Lehoux

The Temple’s foundation and structural diaphragm were saved and became the framework for the new building. Directly behind the façade, a series of rhythmic columns create a play of light and shadow. The resulting gradient pattern works in conjunction with the main staircase and hall, which vary in width (in plan) to create a sense of compression and expansion. This concept was inspired by “Lamentation”, Martha Graham’s dance piece in which a dancer struggles in a garment, and as a metaphor for the struggles that many people with autism experience every day.

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Nic Lehoux
Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Interior photography, stairs, windows
© Nic Lehoux
Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Interior Photography
© Nic Lehoux

The building has comfortable spaces for flexible learning, a color palette in light tones, and acoustic systems that help people sensitive to sound. Individual rooms are designed to serve multiple purposes and can be a classroom in the morning, a rehearsal space during the day, and a green room at night. The 10,550-square-foot center was built on a conservative budget, but carefully selected materials, often in off-the-shelf standard finishes, allow for several key design features, including wood beams with acoustic fluff in the theatre, a stage at wooden springs with different surface options for different types of performances and glossy white terrazzo in the ticket hall, staircase and entrance hall.

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center / AUX Architecture - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Nic Lehoux

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