The goal of this project is to explore spatial conditions of the cinema by engaging the user’s senses and immerse them in worlds that can almost feel like a stage in themselves. The traditional theatre is often a collection of spaces that supports the main theatre halls, but the sensory theatre will be a collection of spatial effects based on the programs happening inside.
As well as creating this sense of delight and hightened cinema-going experience, the project investigates the potential for a modular system that can shrink and grow depending on the site. These ideas are cullminated in an adaptive re-use site that proposes an urban cinema in Austin’s prominent downtown. These spaces will also investigate the possibility of adaptive programs and spaces available to the public outside the operation of the cinema.