Palucca Dance Academy Dresden

Dresden, Germany
Competition entry  (2001)
GFA: 10,814 sqm

The design of the new gymnasium for dancing of the traditional Dance Academy sets the dancing activities towards Dresden’s Great Garden on display. The “dance deck” swings through the center of the parklike campus without disturbing the characteristic villa structure towards the streets. The two poles of the academic education – activity and contemplation – can be found functional in the organisation on the campus and architectonical in the dialog between the hovering, glazed volume and the trees in the park that are mirrored in it.