Houston Ballet Center for Dance that located in Houston, United States, was designed by Gensler. Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance is a visual reminder of Houston’s commitment to the performing arts and a living billboard for dance. Gensler’s design draws inspiration from a proscenium stage, showcasing classes and rehearsals through large windows into double-height-volume rehearsal studios. Home to Houston Ballet and its Academy, the six-storey, 115,000 sq ft building boasts nine dance studios, a dance laboratory and artistic, administrative and support facilities.
The airy, spacious interior features double-height studios that offer interior views of rehearsing dancers and maximise the building’s spectacular views of Houston. Interior sight lines engender openness, activity and collaboration. In its old facility, professional dancers were largely separated from students and administrative staff. The new facility fosters innovation by offering a multitude of spaces for dancers, students, teachers and administrators to interact and socialise.