Theatre Centre

The theatre, the “magic box of dreams”, is located in the centre of the block. It is acoustically and visually isolated from the rest of the building, away from reality. All other spaces: passage ways, lobby, coffee shop… look offshore.

The proposal is organized around a bipolar idea: on one side, the theatre box, made out of wood, dark and solved according to acoustic, visual and efficiency functional parameters; on the other, the sea, omnipresent in all other spaces. We obtain a volume within another. The interior one is close, dark, hermetic, for theatrical performances; but the outside volume is open to the sea.

And from the sea or the seaside promenade, the building will show its activity projecting light from the lobby through the only gap on the outer shell, a deep gap with sea orientation that becomes a lighthouse, a beacon in Benicarló’s culture.