In 2009, arson tore through a section of Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, destroying several businesses, and leaving an empty lot in its wake. As reported by the Seattle Times, the Taproot Theatre, a pillar of the city’s thriving arts community, was lost in the fire. Now the Taproot is reborn, bigger, better and modular.
The New Taproot Goes Modular
From its Space Needle to the Seattle Central Library, the Emerald City has had a long history of progressive attitudes toward architecture. It’s not surprising that modular construction was the choice for the new Taproot. With 21 modules being readied, the finished project will include primary and secondary theaters, a dressing room, scene shop, offices and café, along with kitchen and bathroom facilities.
“The choice to build modular has significantly reduced the building’s impact to the environment and disruption to the neighborhood while providing considerable savings in both costs and time,” says Scott Nolte, the Taproot’s Producing Artistic Director.
The Taproot Theatre is just one example of how entertainment venues can benefit from modular construction. ModSpace offers a variety of design and building services tailored specifically for sports and entertainment. Whether it’s expanded seating, or an entirely new venue, modular solutions can be incorporated into existing structures, or standalone. Regardless of the application, venues, such as the Taproot Theatre, can save time and money by choosing modular.