Houston Ballet Center for Dance – Gensler – US Aug04

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Houston Ballet Center for Dance – Gensler – US

Houston Ballet Center for Dance - Gensler - US

Houston Ballet Center for Dance - Gensler - US

Architects: Gensler
Location: Houston, Texas, USA 
Project area: 115,000 ft²
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Gensler

The Center for Dance is the largest professional dance facility of its kind in the United States. A visual reminder of Houston’s commitment to the performing arts, the center serves as a gateway to the city’s Theater District and a living billboard for dance. The building’s design draws inspiration from a proscenium stage, showcasing classes and rehearsals through large windows into double-height-volume rehearsal studios. Home to the ballet and its Academy, the six-story, 115,000-square-foot building boasts nine dance studios, a dance laboratory, and artistic, administrative and support facilities.