The aim of the following dissertation is to examine the study and the design of a theater that travels through Mediterranean ports containing cultural level.
It could be assumed that theater plays are a kind of exchange between artists and audience that looks like commerce. This is the reason why renowned commercial ports are chosen in order to develop not only the trade but also their cultural level.
For the design, the concept of trade and transfer is obvious. The designed boat serves the transfer of the core, actually the stage and its compartments (dressing rooms, setting storage, living room, engine room, dinning rooms, and cabins).
As in containers in the center is the product which is being traded, in the water theater the center is its core, in other words the stage. The only outdoor space is the stage’s roof which is an access from the dinning room to the living room and vice versa. That is because part of the concept calculates a more functional space saving. Another part of the concept is the symmetry, which is indeed compulsory for the float of the boat.
The water theater is designed to travel in different ports and perform plays. The boat turns to the side and the roof is lifted by cranes and then the catapult drops on the dock and reveals the stage. The stage is protected when the boat is traveling but the view is not prevented at the time of the play.
At the stage’s level exist stripes that panels are setting and the scenery are formed. For the lighting study are necessary a tress that surrounds the stage and two rows of lights that are placed below the double t on the two catapults.
The spectators are seated on the dock which according the shape and the dimensions of the stage, the capacity for the sitting audience is 350.
At the view is obvious the closed box that is transferred by the boat, which is going to open in every port and then deliver the cultural level. The windows are in such positions that make visible the function on each space that surround the boat’s core.
The whole proceeding could be like a gestation that starts in a port and be born at the next.