suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
paul TSE, sarah CHUNG, steven TSAI, xander LU, & evelyn TING: Filtration is the second prize entry from graduates of Columbia University for the Busan Opera House International Ideas Competition.
An opera house at its simplest is a black box. It is a container, a vessel in which to deliver and absorb a performance. At the same time, the opera house is a significant contributor to a city’s image, often considered a measure of a city’s cultural agenda. Our proposal highlights the intersection of these two facets—the idea of the opera house as both event and place—in the most literal sense, a large square elevated above the water that is punctured by the theaters and public amenities such as a café, ballroom, and gallery.