Theater of Verbania

Teatro Verbania 06

Theater of Verbania after completion, photo PierMauro Ruggeri

Location: Verbania, Italy
Client: Municipality of Verbania
Design team: Gruppo Stones (Salvador Perez Arroyo, Peter Cook, Vicente Mestre Sancho, Bargone associati, Bianchini & Lusiardi associati, Massimo Mariani, Enrico Auletta, Flavia Brenci; Linda di Muzio, Alessandro Sandelewsky)
Year: 2007-2016
Invited competition, winning design
Design level: concept and developed design
Status: completed


The design for the new Theater of Verbania originated from the idea that this kind of venues should always be connected with the city’s cultural spirit. This is the only way for a theater  to become, over time, a familiar urban presence; both a space that people can experience easily – sipping a coffee, watching an exhibition, relaxing while gazing other people passing by – and a cultural catalyst when the entire structure, with its plazas and terraces, is involved in major events and soirées.

Teatro Verbania 07

photo PierMauro Ruggeri

Teatro Verbania interno

The 500-seat convertible hall, photo LaStampa

Theater of Verbania 04 b

The Theater of Verbania under construction in Fall 2015, photo PierMauro Ruggeri

Theater of Verbania section

Cross sections, image Gruppo Stones

Verbania Theater fire safety design 01

Theater of Verbania under construction in Fall 2015, photo Marco Ferri

Teatro Verbania 02

The Theater of Verbania under construction in Fall 2015, photo Marco Ferri

Theater of Verbania 05

The Theater of Verbania under construction in Fall 2015, photo PierMauro Ruggeri

Theater of Verbania 06 b

The Theater of Verbania under construction in Fall 2015, photo PierMauro Ruggeri

Theater of Verbania 07 b

The Theater of Verbania under construction in Fall 2015, photo PierMauro Ruggeri