Old market square stage provides entertainment throughout the year that located in Winnipeg, Canada, was designed by 5468796 Architecture. In its final rendition the stage is articulated as a multi-functional environment that shifts from a vibrant performance space to an ephemeral, glowing, interactive pavilion and focal point. The outer shell of the stage is a dynamic membrane composed of diamond extrusions strung together to form a flexible curtain that draws back to reveal the stage and structure within.
The retracted skin in turn becomes a draped and undulating ceiling landscape, providing a backdrop for performances and allowing adjustments to the stage acoustics. When closed, the angled diamond pieces capture and refract light or images to their outer surface, creating a unique pixel matrix.