The Velvet Stage is a series of shells constructed with a single catenary curve that is repeated, rotated and enlarged. The temporary facility was designed by SHJworks for the 2013 Roskilde festival in Denmark.

Arch2o-The Velvet Stage-SHJworks (25)

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Collaborative input from the performers who would use the space was considered throughout the process. Seven components make up the construct with a single dome stage opening to a ring for musical performances.

Arch2o-The Velvet Stage-SHJworks (45)

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The structure consists of plywood panels held together with polycarbonate stitches.

Arch2o-The Velvet Stage-SHJworks (30)

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By Alice T. Hellyar

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