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Typology: CinemasSubscription

Gloriously kitsch picture palaces engulfed the masses in darkness, while opening virtual space through the screen

Opera Index

Typology: Opera HousesSubscription

Since its birth in the Renaissance, opera has been claimed as a reincarnation of community-forming Greek drama, while being used to represent the power of the state − whether feudal, dictatorial or democratic

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Ghost storeys: Sala Beckett theatre in Barcelona, Spain by Flores & PratsSubscription

By Douglas Murphy

Restoration of the Sala Beckett building in Barcelona by Flores & Prats puts their stamp on the building without excising its ghosts

Theatres

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Bank balance: Quai 10 cultural centre and riverside regeneration, Charleroi, by V+ / L’EscautSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Transforming the riverside and converting a Brutalist bank into a centre for cinema, V+ and L’Escaut set a gold standard for Charleroi’s future as the city attempts to rise from its post-industrial ashes

Cinemas

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Reykjavík’s Harpa: from an empty shell to community hot spotSubscription

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AR Culture 2015 Highly Commended: Following the financial meltdown in Iceland, Harpa became the sole jewel in Reykjavík’s ambitious East Harbour Project crown

Concert Halls