Refurbishment of an interior in Poznan Animation Theatre

Location Poznan, Poland
Year 2019
Status Completed
Client Poznan Animation Theatre
Program Arrangement of two exhibition rooms
Area 91 m2
Team Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, Anastasiia OksiukovskaOliwia Tatara, Viktoriia Chypurko, Natalia Álvarez, Paula Fernández Rodríguez
Photography Mateusz Bieniaszczyk

The arrangement of the two rooms of the Poznań Animation Theatre was started from consultations in which we focused on getting to know the needs of the institution and its expectations in relation to the shape of the planned changes. Thanks to this, we created a concept dedicated exclusively to the daily activities of the theatre. We decided that the two halls with a total area of 91m2 must complement each other and combine the functions: exhibition and workshop. Maximizing the potential of the space and giving it the dynamism associated with the free movement of people guaranteed work along the walls of the rooms. Therefore, we placed long and functional furniture directly adjacent to the walls, which not only provides space, but is also extremely comfortable to use: the furniture can be used as an auditorium platform for the audience, and at the same time serves as an exhibition. It has to do with the use of small openings in the furniture, which can display a rich collection of theatrical dolls, simultaneously maintaining great flexibility. As a result, you can easily and quickly modify the presentation of exhibits and set them in various configurations. This allows the creation of multiple narrative tracks and the intertwining of stories between two rooms. In the corridor, the spatial effect was enhanced by the addition of mirrors to the ceiling. All the furniture is made out of durable birch plywood, which blends with the wooden parquet present on the floor.