Druzhba Theater


Moscow, 2015, study, client: Dmitri Bogachev

The Druzhba Multipurpose Arena is a formally expressive, historical indoor arena in Moscow, Russia, part of the Luzhniki Sports Complex, where we conducted a study to repurpose the building for theater use. We proposed orienting the theater diagonally in the elevated arena, maintaining the protected existing balconies and making maximum use of the floor space to reach a capacity of 1,900 seats. Backstage, rehearsal stage and office spaces are housed on the ground level with logistical access.