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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Wiggin, Jason John
Email jasonwigginmeister@up.ac.za
URN etd-12082009-234406
Document Title Extending the skin(s) of the Capitol Theatre
Degree MInt(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof B Jekot Supervisor
Keywords
  • fantasy
  • skin
  • capitol theatre
  • adaptive re-use
  • Pretoria
Date 2009-12-14
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

Extending the sSkin(s) is concerned with the adaptive re-use of the Capitol Theatre in the Pretoria into an existing building which has been abused and neglected, not only gives the building a new lease on life, but brings about the rejuvenation of the surrounding areas too. The design attempts to blur the boundaries between interior and exterior, and to extend the fantastic nature of the interior out onto the street. In this way, the original function of the building as a theatre becomes more accessible to the general public.

The theatre as a whole becomes a mysterious fantasy realm drawing in passers-by, and thereby functioning as a platform for performance. When people enter the space, they become performers in their own right - their performance is mapped out by how they interact with the spaces and each other.

The existing character has been reinterpreted allowing the Capitol to regain its former elegance and sense of mystery. The Capitol is brought into the here and now; the same but changed; a new energy for an existing building…

Copyright © 2009, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Wiggin, JJ 2009, Extending the Skin(s) of the Capitol Theatre, MInt(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12082009-234406/ >

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