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shakespeare - mobile theater
11th edition


Once upon a time there was a travelling theatre company. A group of acrobats eager for adventure, art and celebration .Travelling from place to place to get people’s joy, and dreams and party. Quite often the payment received was far from enough to eat. Quite often they would not feel any applause. So, for that reason, with time, they had to learn to adapt themselves and developed a scenic machinery in order to increasingly involve your audience in the fantastic theatre environment. Everything would be so much easier if it hadn’t to be itinerary. Everything would be so much easier if people accept the imaginary universes as a reality. Even though, one may be surrounded by high ways of informations but there are still lots of small villages where nothing comes. We are talking about places with no conditions to receive theatre plays, so the actors must carry along this marvellous structure of dreams.



Shakespeare was a poet, playwright and English actor, recognized as the greatest writer for theater in the world. He was born and died on the same day, April 23, and had an incomplete school education, having been taken out of school at a young age, due to weak economic conditions of their parents. He arrived in London poor and friendless, until be greeted by a theater company that took him. He took care of the horses of the spectators, helped the stage and acted. By the end of the XX century they were produced over 400 films based on the works of Shakespeare, and the satellites of the planet Uranus were baptized with names of characters of his plays: Miranda, Cordelia, Ophelia, Desdemona, Titania and Rosalinda. Shakespeare would become personage of its own life, acting on a stage of the world size, speaking a thousand languages and immortalizing respect for art that charged. In Epitaph, was left written and confessed: “Good friend, for Jesus, abstains you to desecrate the body buried here. Blessed be the man that respects these stones, and cursed what to remove my bones. “



mobile theater Six actors traveling through the country in to fairs, festivals and parties, featuring popular shows outdoors. It is a home/stage for puppet shows, folk theater, and poetry, is a window into the world of fantasy, one secret door for emotions and laughter. A stage of the life.

The theater should function as a caravan that opens and becomes a stage.

Required Areas: 

 when it closed: height - 3.0 meters       open stage: area: 20 m2            others areas:
                             width - 2.0 meters                                                               floor height to the ground: 0.80m min. to 1.20m max.
                             length - 5.0 meters                                                              backstage: 8.0m2

                             materials: Caravan - wood Trailer structure - steel 


Descriptive document (English): Each proposal must be accompanied by a description and justification of the project on the display panel. Construction details: Construction details or construction process should be presented. Scale – Scale appropriate to the submitted elements.



1st Place

Team: Mateusz Binkowski, Joanna Targowicz

City: Kraków

Country: Poland

2nd Place

Team: Lucie Chapuis, Léo Cadoret,

City: Montpellier 


3rd Place

Team:Diego Ramirez, Ksenia Dyusembaeva, Borislav Schalev, City:Barcelona 

Country: Spain

Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mentions

Team: Petar Lazarov 


Country: Bulgaria

Team: Lorna Hutchinson, Helen Beresford, Oliver Beddard, Sara Hesham, Charlie Simpson 

City: Nottingham

Country: UK

Team: Hassan Zaiter, Hassan Kahil, Maria Ghoul, Mario Al alam

City: Rome 

Country: Italy

Team: Lena Andratschke, Sarah Behrens, City: Stuttgart 

Country: Germany

Team: Dan Kalkman, Christopher Rokahr, Brian Delaney, Annette Corona

City: Denver

Country: United States

Team: Paulo Monteiro

City: Évora

Country: Portugal

Team: Michał Szymaszek, Kamil Jany, City: Dąbrowa Górnicza

Country: Poland

1st place - ID000730 - Team: Mateusz Binkowski, Joanna Targowicz, Kraków, Poland


“An innovative idea that breaks the logic.” Pedro Giestas, actor

“This proposal deserves the 1st place due to the new idea that proposes: Watter, light and the concept of in&out. Theatre is an old world and it needs new proposal to develop.” Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho, arq.

“Twigs project proposes us a flexible and magic ambience to follow any narrative. It’s a sensitive and powerful solution able to create a proper environment for any story.” Jorge Mealha, arq.

“The success of the design is based on its mechanism and functionality, further, the connection that create between the audience. For theatrical perfomances, the piles become both architectural element astonishing the audience and a very particular tool expanding to the wider distance. This is a very characteristic design approach that can be unforgettable for each performance. The other aspect of design is that the structure is very functional; flexible, light, changeable and transformative to go further, and all the construction strategies were well defined for design. The stage, piles, light, water and boats are becoming the main part of the architectural design, the theatre itself enhancing participation to the event and upgrading performances to another level.” Berrin Chatzi Chousein, arq.


2nd place - ID000450 - Team: Lucie Chapuis, Léo Cadoret, Montpellier, France


“Interesting concept in the relationship between the viewer and the scene” Pedro Giestas, actor

“This proposal deserves the 2st place due to the concept of an acuatic theatre. Furthermore it opens from a box into this magical bubble. The image is a full layout that shows the sections and icons in a transparet column, a well thought composition.” Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho, arq.

“Bubbles is a smart, pragmatic and curious answer in order to obtain a small stage set, a focus point for Shakespeare narratives.” Jorge Mealha, arq.

“Shakespeare’s Bubble presents an epic story about what the ultimate design can be at least. Even though it seems a little bit utopian story, the way you present your design is giving a real sense of place to the audience about how we will watch the performances. The construction techniques of bubbles and the stage behind that are well define. The most important thing in design approach is that the stage allows for maximum mobility through its structure. The narrative of design is very emblematic, strong, attracting, simple, and easy to grasp how will it work in every place. The mobility on the water is the key point in order to catch more audiences for performances.” Berrin Chatzi Chousein, arq.


3rd place - ID00070 - Team: Diego Ramirez, Ksenia Dyusembaeva, Borislav Schalev, Barcelona, Spain


“A very interesting design as well as the idea of bold mobility. a powerful concept of scenic space” Pedro Giestas, actor

“From my point of view, african proposal doesn’t have to show what we know about this continetnt but to show new ideas that can fix in that clima, area or culture. Instead of proposing a giraffe without head, it could have been another modern idea. However, a walking scenario it has a good point of view to start.” Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho, arq.

“A kind of surreal and idealistic perspective towards the way we perceive emotions trough Shakespeare contents.” Jorge Mealha, arq.

“The ‘Imaginary Healer’ is a new characterization of theatre design in terms of mobility, usability and image for other places like Sub-saharan countries. Although it looks like an alien in the deserts the competitor defined, it becomes a good communicative tool through its skin and mechanism. The structure of design becomes the theatre itself regarding its animalistic show even if it presents nothing -it completely belongs to the deserts.The materials, textures and construction process are easily understandable in terms of fabrication techniques. Its presents will immediately attract audiences’ attention and increase participation, so this structure can only walk and display itself in everywhere.”Berrin Chatzi Chousein, arq.

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