A reflective video on the design process and the making of a New Performing Arts Centre for the International School of Uganda in Kampala, with a new theatre in it’s centre.
London-based architect and scenographer Andreas Skourtis and Kampala-based architect Robert Kiggundu reflect on the design process and the making of a New Performing Arts Centre for the International School of Uganda in Kampala. Designed between 2016 and 2019, and officially opened in 2022, the new building includes rehearsal spaces and studios for the drama, visual arts, dance and music departments, with The New Theatre of Kampala at its heart. It is the outcome of the work of an assembly of international collaborators from Uganda, Great Britain, Greece and South Africa.
About the artists
Andreas Skourtis is a London-based architect, scenographer and lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Panos Andrianos is a videographer, artist and designer based in Athens.
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Project: Α New Performing Arts Centre in Kampala, Uganda
Client: International School of Uganda
Project Architects: ARCH FORUM (director Robert Kiggundu) – Kampala, UG
Lead Design Architect and Theatre Consultant: Andreas Skourtis-Performing Architectures, London, UK
Lighting Consultant: Denis Hutchinson, Johannesburg, SA
Acoustics Consultant: Ivan Lin, Johannesburg, SA
Direction: Andreas Skourtis and Panos Andrianos
Videos and photos credits: Panos Andrianos, ISU, Andreas Skourtis
Appearing: Jiahui Cai and Phillida Hickish, Design for Performance year 2, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – University of London