“Tchaikovsky Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre by wHY Architecture will be built on the bank of the Kama River in Perm, Russia, near the Ural mountains.
Perm is one of Russia’s famous ballet centres, after Moscow and St Petersburg.
American studio wHY Architecture has designed a theatre with wrap-around glazing that will give views over the landscape, and allow the public to see in.
An undulating roof and curving glass facade is intended to invoke the flowing movement of the dancers who will perform there.
Copper-coloured elements will reference the ancient history of copper mining in the Kalargy region, a geologically rich area in the southern Urals of Russia.”