Constantine Zenith Theatre

PTW Architects in association with CCDI

The Zenith Theatre, Constantine, is a landmark venue that links the 21st Century development of Algeria with its native traditions and rich culture.

The concept of the project consists of three large horizontal planes that sit in a contrasted harmony with the surrounding topography. The overall shape of the structure creates a generous public space over three levels which emerge from the ground, creating a form to match the venue’s position as a cultural hotspot in Africa.

The building has a large zenith music hall, for a maximum of 3,000 spectators, equipped with the highest technical standards. It has been designed as a flexible space able to be adapted to different functions and capacities. There are two further theatres, each which can seat 150 and 300 people respectively. As a result, the new building is a place not only of artistic performance but one which can support numerous other events. Local and cultural references have been used as part of the design principles to make the building a solid reference for Constantine, a city with a strong character and rich history.

The site is located on the outskirts of the city centre, near to the Constantine International Airport and the Mediterranean Sea.