Topfer Theatre at ZACH, Austin, Texas Arts Building Project, American Commercial Architecture Photos
Topfer Theatre at ZACH in Austin
Apr 28, 2020
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
The Topfer Theatre at ZACH is the regional theater for Austin and Central Texas. Andersson / Wise designed the building and its surrounding outdoor spaces to define a dramatic, iconic image for ZACH within the context of the city, as well as to create a performing arts campus that engages its strategic site on Lady Bird Lake.
The theater’s stage fly loft, with its elegant, vertical proportions, is visible from downtown Austin, whether one is approaching from the Lamar Street Bridge by car, or from the Pfluger Bridge on foot.
A large rain garden filled with native planting and bisected by pedestrian paths forms the foreground of the building.
The tower and gathering space, set within an idyllic native landscape, is the first impression for the ZACH campus. Emblematic of Austin’s environmental sensitivity, the image and experience celebrates the beautiful site and its relationship to Austin’s most prominent park.
ZACH Theatre (the Zachary Scott Theatre Center) is a professional theatre company located in Austin, Texas, as well as its associated complex of theatre facilities. The company is the oldest continuously active theatre company in Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country.
Topfer Theatre at ZACH, Austin – Building Information
Project size: 33200 ft2
Completion date: 2012
Photos: Andrew Pogue
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Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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The theatre originally opened in 1932 as the Austin Civic Theatre. The company’s name was changed to the Zachary Scott Theatre Center in 1968 to honor Austin native and film star Zachary Scott. Since then, it has been rebranded to be titled ZACH Theatre.
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