The Philippine Star
Rockwell Performing Arts Theater holds ceremonial first concrete pouring
Rockwell Land recently held its ceremonial first concrete pouring for the Rockwell Performing Arts Theater at the Proscenium in Rockwell Center, Makati, last Sept. 26. Present during the milestone were the theater’s consultants, architect Carlos Ott, stage technology consultant Horst Kunkel and acoustic consultant Joerg Kummel. Joining them were Rockwell executives led by Rockwell Land chairman, Ambassador Manolo Lopez, and president, Nestor Padilla.
Rockwell Performing Arts Theater is the developer’s first and one of the grandest features of its biggest project to date, aptly named The Proscenium at Rockwell. The Theater will be the hub of discerning residents and guests of the five premier residential towers. The Proscenium also boasts other world-class amenities and facilities, including curated shops at the Retail Center, an expansive outdoor Amenity Deck that measures almost a hectare with several refreshing pools, outdoor courts and many more.
Unit owners will soon experience this Rockwell lifestyle of arts and culture, as the first residential towers — named after the theaters — will turn over next year.
Behind the Rockwell Performing Arts Theater are three world-class professionals respected in their fields: architect Carlos Ott, who is behind the overall design, shares, “The challenge is to create some- thing different yet at the same time blend with Rockwell Center towers. Rockwell is a very well-planned community. I think that adding a facility for arts is a reasonable and smart thing to do.”
Joerg Kummel, acoustic consultant of the theater, said, “We will have the possibility to listen to orchestras in natural sound. We are not going to transmit the sound through technology but by nature, meaning pure physics from the walls as it should be.”
Horst Kunkel, stage technology consultant, says, “It’s the latest technology available in the world and this makes it very advanced compared to other theaters because there are no other theaters that are compatible with this kind of stage technology.”
The Rockwell Performing Arts Theater is slated to open in the first quarter of 2020 to complete the Rockwell lifestyle experience at the Proscenium in Rockwell.