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    The Opera and Ballet Theater in Sevastopol is one of the objects of the cultural and educational cluster that will appear on Cape Khrustalny between Karantinnaya and Artillery bays in Sevastopol. The total area allotted for its construction is 50 hectares. In addition to the Opera and Ballet Theater, there will be an Academy of Choreography, a Museum Complex, a house for employees of cultural institutions nearby and a large park.


    The customer of the works is the National Cultural Heritage Foundation.

    According to the architects of the project, the Austrian studio Coop Himmelb(l)au, the theater building will be "visually open and transparent", accessible to residents and guests of Sevastopol. Despite the multi-storey building of the theater, it does not look bulky due to the relief of the area on which it is located. And the "flying" structure itself visually makes it airy.


    The stained glass used as the building envelope offers impressive views from the inside of the building to the Sailor and Soldier Memorial and the Black Sea. An open landscape, pedestrian zones, routes along the sea and inside the site, a large area of greenery are planned throughout the territory.


    The line of the basement, starting from Kapitanskaya Street, rises towards the sea, repeating the shape of the building's covering, and transforms into a cantilever terrace. The terrace, like the restaurant, can be used by visitors independently from the theater at any time of the day.


    The total area of the building of a complex "flying" shape is 61,361.63 sq. m. On the underground floors there will be a parking lot, loading rooms for a restaurant kitchen, a theater warehouse, technical rooms and an entrance lobby with a staircase and elevator core. At the basement level there will be premises for the theater staff, exits to the street from evacuation stairs, a large rehearsal hall for choir and orchestra, a loading dock for containers and decorations, as well as a Small auditorium with 200 seats.


    The first and second floors of the theater are intended for office and warehouse premises, a wardrobe and rooms for musicians. On the third, above-ground floor, there will be a central entrance for spectators, a ticket office lobby, the main foyer of the Great Hall with a capacity of 1100 spectators, a buffet and the main stage of the building. A restaurant for 350 visitors, dressing rooms, spectator balconies, rehearsal and other necessary rooms will be arranged on other floors.



    The Metropolis company acted as the general designer in this project. The range of work performed includes architectural and construction design, design of internal engineering systems, on-site networks and special sections at the stages of concept, design and working documentation, as well as consulting services, field supervision, organization of construction and traffic.




    Figures and facts
    • Location Sevastopol
    • Area 34 540 m2
    • Built-up area 15 098 m2
    • Height 37,7 - 52,40 m
    • Number of storeys 8
    • Number of underground storeys 1
    • Architecture COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
    • Customer Foundation "National Cultural Heritage"
    Scope of work
    • Design stages Concept

      Project documentation

      Detail design

      Consulting services

      Author's supervision
    • Architectural and structural design Masterplan plan

      Technological solutions

      Structural solutions
    • Design of internal engineering systems Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems

      Water supply and sewerage systems

      Power supply systems

      Low-current system

      Automation and dispatching systems
    • External utilities heat supply

      water supply and sewerage

      electrical power supply

      electrical lighting

      communication networks
    • Organization of construction works production plan

      traffic management project

      Technological regulations for handling construction and demolition waste
    • Special sections Environmental protection measures

      Measures to ensure access for people with disabilities

      Energy efficiency

      Measures for safe operation of buildings

      Fire safety measures