US firm Trahan Architects has renovated the Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, using steam-bent timber to form an undulating auditorium.
The seating is now 10 feet (three meters) closer to the stage than before, and the seating of the stalls abuts the orchestra pit.
Seating stacked around and above the stalls in the balconies are defined by curving wooden elements but are not separated.
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