The aim for the thesis project is to design a concert venue for the City of Saint Albans, Vermont. The venue will serve as an entertainment hotspot, an educational tool, a set of rehearsal spaces, and performance halls with recording capabilities. The goal is to create a welcoming entertainment and educational environment, open to use by all, to show that music is more than entertainment, but also a hobby, an educational medium, a skill-set, and a tool.
The driving theme behind the project is the concept of "movement." Its first representation is in music. Sound itself is movement; it is pressure; it is the air moving around you, translated to the audible spectrum by your ears and brain. It is impossible to perform music without moving in some way. Second, water will be moving through the building (as in all buildings), but in this special case through an in-pipe microhydropower system. Lastly, the idea of a landmark, contemporary concert hall in Saint Albans constitutes progress and forward movement in the City’s development.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Music-halls--Vermont--Saint Albans--Design and construction; City planning--Vermont--Saint Albans; Motion in architecture
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Dennis A. Andrejko
Burke, Matthew J., "The Movement: A Performance Venue" (2014). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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