The National Theatre of Bahrain designed by the French architectural firm Architecture-Studio has been awarded the 2015 USITT Architecture Honor Award [ar]
The National Theatre of Bahrain designed and built by the French architectural firm Architecture-Studio received the 2015 USITT Architecture Honor Award for Performance Spaces. Opened in November 2012, the 1001-seat auditorium fits perfectly the environment with its bold and modern design. The indoor design depicts a reversed Dhow, an Arab sailing vessel which matches the outdoor bay on which the building stands.
The National Theatre recently staged 2 performances of the “Marriage of Figaro” opera produced by the Aix-en-Provence festival, in cooperation with the Bahraini Ministry of Culture and the French Embassy.
The USITT Honor Prize has been awarded since 1994 by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, thus marking out architects who designed an outstanding theatre. Architecture-Studio will be presented with the Honor Award at the annual USITT conference which will be held on March 18th-21st 2015 in Cincinnati (Ohio).
Architecture-Studio is a world-famous architecture firm founded in 1973 by Martin Robain and which gathers today more than 12 architects. The Arab World Institute in Paris and the European Parliament building in Strasbourg are among its major works.