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1 Hancher Auditorium in Iowa city, Iowa. Student’s Name Course Title Date
2 Hancher Auditorium in Iowa city, Iowa. Music and dance are a normal part of life in a society that has shaped architectural buildings' design and development. Hancher Auditorium is one modern structure that is known for commissioning new performances in music and dance. It is located along 141 East Park Road at the IOWA city campus of the United States, covering an area of 190,000 square feet. The building was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to replace the original Hancher that was destroyed by flooding in 2008. As such, it has 500-year flood management criteria with a good rating as a green building of at least silver. 1 The required programs and closeness influenced the design of the Auditorium for the interior part. The Iowa river influenced the exterior design to its East, Levitt center located on its west, and the Arts campus on its south to which sought to conform in style. Hancher auditorium design type, interior, and exterior setting have significant social context as a modern sustainable structure. The use of the Hancher Auditorium in supporting new performance works has persisted since 1986. In total, it has commissioned over 100 new works of performance that have attracted the attention of performers from different parts of the world. The structure that conforms to the river as a landscape on the exterior has an internal rehearsal room and proscenium center with a capacity of 1800 seats. 2 As such, it serves to connect the audience with talents in the world. 1 Duffy, Paul. "A History of Electronic Music at the University of Iowa." Organized Sound 22, no. 2 (2017): 259. 2 Myers, Joseph W. "A trio of multi-purpose halls, 1995–2016: Aronoff, Overture, and Hancher." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 142, no. 4 (2017):689.
3 Besides, the auditorium consists of places for teaching and offices that can make the culture of art interactive and enhance learning. Costume shops and other scene shops located in the structure also help supplement its role to enhance music and dance performances. The original Hancher opened in 1972, hosting top artists from around the world. The building also served to host community events and Iowa student’s performances. When the Iowa river extended beyond its banks in 2008, it damaged the building known for hosting arts for a long time. The experience of flooding 2008 altered the activities of the facility that were extended to the outside community. It was again made open to the public in September 2016 after redesigning by architect Cesar Pelli. 3 The building has helped unlock creativity by connecting students with the best artists in the world. Therefore, it served long as an innovation center on art and promoted the culture of the many groups it hosted.

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