The Swan Bridge elegantly tolerates a stream of cars to cross over the Mass River in downtown Rotterdam. Orpheum acts as a magnet that pulls the pedestrian pathway off the Bridge to converge into the building’s theatre core. These separate pathways are shaped in correspondence to centripetal force which allows for a reduced slope before piercing the building’s exterior layer.
Entrance portals are formed at this threshold of exterior and interior space before expanding into a triple-story grand atrium. These pathways continue to spiral into one another to allow endless streams of multi-dimensional motion. They create elongated scenic courses of travel for both the physically capable and disabled whose constant movement also enforce dynamic lines of sight.
Date: April 22, 2017