Witcher Crawford are excited to share a proposal for a new signature canopy concept for the Phoenix Theatre, built from a network of tessellated triangular panels. The design seeks to generate interest in the front façade with a new energy that will elevate the theatre as a centrepiece in the community of Bordon.
Green triangular panels reflect the theatre site’s deep army history, formally part of Bordon and Longmoor Camp. The canopy form is inspired by themes of parasitic architecture that generates powerful visual interest from the striking triangular geometry imposed on the existing brick skin.
The works include external level changes and a new internal lift to improve accessibility for all. This is part of a broader initiative that involves roof maintenance, the installation of solar panels, and additional internal refurbishments which collectively contribute to securing the sustainability of the theatre for the years ahead.