TEATRO DEL LIBERTADOR GENERAL SAN MARTÍN
Location: Av. Velez Sarsfield 365, Córdoba, Argentina.
Subject: Refunctionalization, modernization and equipment project
Services: Theater bidding project
Client: Secretary of Architecture, Agency Córdoba S.A.
General architecture project: Arq. Gabriela Casasnovas
Consultants: Enrique Bordolini, Ing. Juan Antonio Vargas
Estimated total area: 12.000 m2
Estimated intervened area: 4.000 m2
The Rivera Indarte Theater, actually known as the Libertador General San Martín Theater, is the main opera house of the argentine city of Córdoba and stands out as a concert hall, opera and ballet house, being at the same time a National Historical Monument. Its design was conceived by the architect Francesco Tamburini in the year 1891 with a main house of 1000 locations. The theater also houses the Luis Tejeda room with capacity for 100 people and a museum.
For the refurbishment, modernization and equipment project, we worked together with the restoration specialists and the National Monuments Department, generating a special solution to meet the main objectives of the intervention: to equip the stage with machinery capable of responding to the requirements of current productions and preserving the old 1900 grid.
It was designed with automated motorized rigging systems according to international standards (DIN 56960 - SIL3) to grant it safety and operational capacity in accordance with theater use. In addition to the 30 motorized battens and the new auxiliary manual system, motorized monorails were designed. The orchestra pit was planned with automated platforms. A new stage lighting system was designed with its corresponding main control and auxiliary audio, video and lighting rooms. The project contemplates a system of automated main tableau, draw and guillotine curtain.
The remodeling includes within the theater architecture the redistribution of the area of technical and artistic support. There were two independent sectors planned for each use. The technical area has offices, lighting deposits, static and dynamic warehouses and props. The artistic area has 5 dressing rooms for first figures (including one exclusively for the director), 6 group dressing rooms, 2 tailoring rooms, 1 makeup room and a music archive. Each one has audio-video and a scene call. A green room with shared access from the dressing rooms of the Tejeda house was generated for the artists.