The Director of the Tandarica Young People’s Theatre of Bucharest put forward the idea of designing and building a structure with clear theatre characteristics, which could travel all over Romania and in Europe.
The idea was inspired by the Romanian people’s passion for and appreciation of theatre-craft and the performing arts.
The Director, Mr. Calin Mocanu, presented his idea to the councillor in charge at Bucharest City Hall, the Ministry in change of the performing arts and the Finance Ministry.
Their experts, engineers and consultants, who include several university lecturers, formulated precise specifications accompanied with drawings.
These documents strictly required the accomplishment of a design which satisfies the initial requests, but which is open to the ideas of the constructors taking part in the international competition.
Petru Rotar, director of Ianiro Romania, gathered the customer’s requirements, explaining and analysing the requests with the parent company in Rome and Roberto Stefani of Ianiro Alutek.
Roberto Stefani’s design thrilled the awarding committee with its impressiveness and at the same time its ease of mounting and richness in detail. The Committee believed in it and wanted to continue with the defining of all details, from the load-bearing and perimetral aluminium truss structure with a 40cm square cross-section, in standard and heavy duty versions, to the stage and gallery platforms comprising a multidirectional system with approximately 450 sq.m of tread area, able to accommodate 192 seating places.
The arched frame is obtained with the installation of Ianiro Alutek square truss arches, placed both horizontally to the sides of the frame itself and vertically to create a usable height in excess of nine metres.
The spread PVC sheets have been specially made in orange and sky blue, the client’s distinctive colours, with a layer of darkening black on the whole internal section.
The design of the entire electrical system used to manage both the stage and service area lights and the related console and dimmers is complex and delicate. The lighting engineering part for the stage was supplied directly by Ianiro Romania. The choice of dimmers went to the model which is applied directly to the truss structures, in order to avoid the need for another electric cable and to simplify mounting. The stage lights are the traditional lights utilised in all theatres.
The design and construction of the structure was completed in approximately two months and required considerable technical and production effort, during which time the Committee delegates kept in contact with Ianiro constantly so that they were always up-to-date on the carrying out of the work.
The entire structure was pre-assembled at the beginning of December 2009, near Venice where the Ianiro Alutek headquarters are situated, to allow a practical check of the design. After the test by the Romanian Committee it was disassembled and all the materials were sent to the client.
Of course, prior to its disassembly everyone rightly and properly celebrated all together with a well-earned typical Veneto lunch: Italian designers, Italian and Romanian sales and marketing people, and Romanian commissioners, each with their own specific skill, including that concerning the "wind" to ensure the necessary solidity of the new structure for products of its type.
Three articulated lorries were moved in all, with a mounting and disassembly time of under 5 days, employing approximately 8 people.
The opening took place at the beginning of July 2010. The structure was successfully installed for its debut in Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park in the centre of Bucharest, to the enthusiasm of the customer, the amazement of the public and the satisfaction of the Ianiro Group in the person of its 3 companies which had worked entwined with one another for several months: Ianiro Aldo S.r.l., Ianiro Romania and Ianiro Alutek.
We wish to announce that following the official opening the Bucharest media awarded Mr. Calin Mocanu a prestigious prize for his brilliant idea.
Clearly we feel a little bit part of that prize.