Classical dance is synonymous with perfectionism and beauty, art and high standards. These core values of the profession have been the guiding principles of Carmen and Angel Corella, who with Dayron Vera, carried out a relocation project for the CORELLA Dance Academy.
This high-performance dance academy, specializing in the formation of young classical ballet dancers, stands alone in its class in Spain. The new location is characterized by its diffuse natural light, something very hard to come by in urban centers and buildings of classical design such as those of the Eixample in Barcelona.
High ceilings, wide spaces, unique architectural elements such as the vaulted Catalan ceiling and metallic columns add character and personality to the location. Respect for the one-hundred-year-old space and the demands of such a prestigious training center were two aspects of the project that held a central focus for the directors in the process of remodeling.
- Transparency: in a literal and figurative sense, the necessity of seeing all of what is occurring, in any given moment, in the studio. Transparency also, to allow the free flow of light throughout the academy. Glass was therefore selected as the key element in the reordering of the space. Wide, frameless panes of glass, guided by the ROLLGLASS+ system, allow a complete vision of what is happening in all the classes. These are combined with sliding glass doors to permit wide and comfortable access to the practice rooms, without taking up space while open.
- Discretion: The ROLLGLASS+ system, hung from the ceiling, is discreet, leaving the stage to the students to be the stars of the space as they are seen through the glass panes. The compact character and delicate matte silver color of the fixtures fits perfectly into the elegant surroundings. Technical perfection allows soft and silent sliding action.
- Security: The softness of the doors movements mirrors the fluidity of ballet. Bounces and shocks are avoided in opening and closing the doors through the use of the KLEIN Soft Closing system, providing total safety for the dancers.