Most of the existing bunker is kept intact, and the excavation around it creates a much taller space, contrasting to and emphasizing the flatness of the bunker.
Half of the parking spaces of the original bunker space are turned into performance theatre spaces and exhibition spaces. The unique materials in each enclosure will allow for different atmospheres to develop, and will give the artists the opportunity to choose a particular setting.
Performance theatre does usually not require a lot of space, making the size of the parking spaces ideal. The spaces could also be used as exhibition spaces for art projects such as light installations or video installations.
The new theatre built in relation to the existing bunker space is built as a black box theatre. The black box theatre is flexible and allows for the actors to perform in different places of the space. Furthermore, it doesn’t have a front stage and back stage, making the plays more intimate and honest and the interaction with the actors more close, because they are exposed from every angle.
The shape of the theatre creates a very specific spatial experience, as it is elliptical shaped instead of the usual square shaped black box theatre, giving the space more architectural identity and significance.