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Wolfe Center for the Arts: Ohio Arts

Bowling Green State University Building, Ohio, USA design by Snøhetta Architects, Oslo, Norway.

Mar 9, 2010

Architects: Snøhetta, Norway

News Update – 30 Apr 2010

Project now on site.

The Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University in Ohio is scheduled to open in fall 2011.

This will be the first North American project completed by Snøhetta.

Wolfe Center for the Arts: Bowling Green State University
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Wolfe Center for the Arts Ohio

The center brings together the Universities fine arts programs that were once scattered across the campus into one dynamic and collaborative learning space. The center will house theater, music, film, digital arts, design, sound, and dance. The generous, technologically advanced space will allow for classes, rehearsal and performances.

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Craig Dykers, a principal with the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta, addresses the audience at the “groundbuilding” event for the new Wolfe Center for the Arts on the campus of Bowling Green State University:
Craig Dykers
image : BGSU Photo

Dr. Carol A. Cartwright, center, president of Bowling Green State University, joins Mary and Frederic Wolfe during the Wolfe Center for the Arts “groundbuilding” ceremony:
Wolfe Center for the Arts groundbuilding
image : BGSU Photo

The $40 million, 93,000 square-foot collaborative arts center was introduced with a groundbreaking that embraced the spirit of the building – the students.

The key facilities:

– A 400-seat proscenium arch stage, designed to accommodate all types of theatrical and operatic performances
– A 200-seat actor’s theater, with flexible seating that can be rearranged from a traditional layout, to multi-level, to stage-surround, and more
– A black-box stage
– A recording studio and editing bays
– State-of-the-art choral facilities
– A substantial common space to facilitate the creative process

Wolfe Center for the Arts Ohio building images / information from Snøhetta architects


Location: Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

Wolfe Center for the Arts Ohio Architects – Snøhetta

Snøhetta recently received the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award – for the National Opera House in Oslo, Norway. Snøhetta’s international portfolio also includes the Alexandria Library in Egypt and the new cultural center for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – King Abdulaziz Library.

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