Pelli Clarke Pelli to Design US Theatre

25 October 2010 (Last Updated October 25th, 2010 18:30)

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is to design a new theatre for the University of Iowa in the US. The theatre will replace the university's Hancher Auditorium, designed by Max Abramowitz, which was damaged when the Iowa River overran its banks two years ago. The new Hancher

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is to design a new theatre for the University of Iowa in the US.

The theatre will replace the university's Hancher Auditorium, designed by Max Abramowitz, which was damaged when the Iowa River overran its banks two years ago.

The new Hancher Theatre will feature 2,100-seats in addition to a box office, dressing rooms and loading docks.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide 90% of the $125m project cost.

Work on the 13,378m² building will begin in 2012 and is set to be complete by 2015, according to archrecord.com.