Check out the before and after photos of the San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts!
The Tobin Center won a 2016 Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land Institute. Seattle-based LMN Architects was the design architect and Marmon Mok Architecture of San Antonio was the associate architect, according to a press release from LMN.
The 26,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial-style Municipal Auditorium was originally built in 1926. The historic facade was retained during the 2014 renovation and another 157,000 square feet were added.
LMN said the new and old components were integrated in a “grand, unifying design gesture.”
The center has a porous, shimmering metallic veil that is designed to celebrate San Antonio’s cultural life. The veil begins at San Antonio’s famed River Walk, and rises through irregular sheer planes to form an architectural presence.
1965 via Fisher Heck Architects
1924 via Fisher Heck Architects
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