Slide Graz Music Theatre

Zaha Hadid

This mechanical stage set was devised as the backdrop to a piece of avant garde music theatre. The aluminium panels articulated from the flat stage surface to create a changing series of bridges and ramps. The single hydraulically operated section had a hinged steel box girder spine working in tandem with specialist hydraulics.

view across the stage

the hydraulic unit partially unfolded from the flat stage

the hydraulic unit fully deployed