Orlí Street Theatre is a music-drama laboratory for students of JAMU. The resulting shape of the building was influenced mainly by the place of the construction – the densely built-up historical centre of Brno. That is why the building is designed in the spirit of economical urbanism. The original predominantly Baroque historical cellars are preserved and the building is designed into a vacant lot above them.

The main area of the JAMU building is a variable theatre hall designed as a multipurpose space. The total area of the hall is 21 x 12 m and can accommodate up to 150 people. For visitors, the hall is accessible from a two-storey foyer, oriented towards Orlí street. A café on the ground floor of the theatre building with a summer garden in the open lobby serves as another public space. The historical cellars from the Baroque period are accessible from the café and are used as a wine bar.

At the back of the building, there are operating premises of the theatre with dressing rooms, classrooms and testing rooms. In the basement, there is a modern recording studio designed to be used in addition to teaching for external music groups.

The building is designed in energy-saving mode. Thanks to thermal insulation of the cladding and the use of high-quality double-glazed windows, the thermal losses of the building are minimized. A good indoor climate is helped by a green roof and outside window shading. The operating costs for heating and cooling of the building are significantly reduced by installed heat pumps. A smart building wiring system is installed throughout the building. The recording studio is also established using demanding technologies.

Basic information
Amount 219 milionů Kč
Commencement date 2010
Completion date 2012
Investor Janáčkova akademie múzických umění v Brně
Designer ARCHTEAM
Contractors In joint venture