Pfeiffer Partners Architects is internationally celebrated for its cultural facilities. They start from a simple idea: buildings are metaphorical and should look like what they aspire to be. A performing arts center should distinguish itself from the practical urban architecture that surrounds it, and suggest its unique purpose. A home of creativity. A venue for inspiration and entertainment. A place for community gathering.
Tateuchi Center is framed by alternating panels of stone, hanging like stage curtains across its façade to create a theatrical illusion, as if patrons are strolling onstage and off. Walls of coppered glass sparkle in the night. Light peeks through asymmetrical “curtains” parted at its corners, beckoning the passerby to enter and be enchanted.