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Teatro el Triciclo

San José, Costa Rica

For its new 160-seat theater, comedy troupe El Triciclo sought a performance space that would surprise and delight its audiences. The result is a sequence of entry stair, lobby and theater, each opening directly into the next and tied together with a jaunty wood ribbon that represents the flow of a joke – hook, setup and punchline. As the ribbon reaches the theater, it fans out into an acoustic surface that enhances the performance as well as the audience’s laughter. The space is designed to accommodate film and lecture events as well as live theater.