Designed by Andreescu & Gaivoronski, Visitor Centre and Open Air Theatre for the Iron Gates National Park on the Danube is located in Berzasca, Romania. The Visitor Centre and Open Air Theatre for the Iron Gates National Park on the Danube designed by Andreescu & Gaivoronski is located in Berzasca, Romania. The Theatre has 250 seats inside the shell, extending to 600 seats; it is intended to host the ‘Danube Festival’ and various other events. The choice of an open-air performance area was ecologically motivated in order to cut energy consumption for environmental control. The Theatre has a double shell structure covered with white TXActive concrete. The outer shell is perforated along the contour lines of an imaginary alphabet, created by the romanian artist Stefan Calarasanu.
The Centre is located into a clean-cut glazed area situated beneath the stage of the Theatre and is provided with an information desk, cafeteria, gift shop and ticket counter. The ancillary spaces are situated between the shells; a double flight of stairs is allowing visitors to step atop the outer edge of the theatre enjoying the view. On the north-east corner of the platform, there is a landing spot for the Park’s Cruising Boat; between the landing and the tip of the pier, illuminated panels are displaying photographs, data and maps concerning the park.