Hertzberger ends by presenting several schools at different scales that all incorporate central, informal public zones as their main organizational concept. Hertzberger states that “when space is determined, it is no longer space” and strives to create undetermined zones that allow for the public to shift spatial uses at any moment. He concludes with a comparison of a pyramid and an amphitheater, preferring the amphitheater for its social space. He describes the amphitheater as a landscape for 10,000 people to celebrate life rather than an object for 1 dead man.
Video Archive | Amphitheaters (3)
Quigley concludes his lecture with several competition projects at larger scales. He discusses a theater arts complex in Rancho Bernardo that integrated a phased development strategy. He discusses traditional amphitheater usage and seating strategies. He proposed a tower to house services for several stage types, allowing flexible seating depending on performance type. This strategy suggested a theater proscenium suspended on trusses extending from the tower in order to minimize its presence during music performances.
Robert Mangurian discusses buildings and objects that exemplify clarity in making and organization. He stresses the cultural associations of permanence that can be created by production technique. He also talks about apertures, and the responsibility of the architect to handle holes in a facade.