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Aleppo Opera House, Aleppo, Syria
The Aleppo Opera House situated in Aleppo, the third largest city in Syria is a confluence of Mediterranean, Middle East and European cultures.
The architects proposed a simple and compact rectangular box form. It was conceived as a structural grid of squares and cylinders intersected by arches and spherical domes. For the facades the architects sought inspiration from the historical Aleppo pistachio leaves and flowers in creating a semi-transparent drapery of lace that envelops the rectangular box. >>>