The Cincinnati Ballet, an internationally recognized dance company, is known for their innovative choreography. The Ballet’s success allowed it to expand its public program which in turn overtaxed their existing practice facilities.
Challenged with a limited budget and very challenging site, ATA-B developed a design that delivered a convertible studio capable of seating 250 people to watch rehearsals. The dramatic reception and foyer addition provides area for pre and post-performance receptions. It also created a dynamic visible entrance for the existing offices and rehearsal spaces. The contemporary design also features a translucent façade complimented by a curved floating canopy, both supported by a dramatic exposed internal structural system. The façade displays a computer controlled animated light show at night.