The Ted Theatre located in Vancouver, Canada is a project designed by the Rockwell Group architectural practice as a portable theater celebrating the 30th anniversary of the new Ted home in Vancouver.
The Ted Conference is a non-profit organization trying to popularize the new advances in sciences and it has changed its location from Long Beach, California to the Vancouver Convention Centre’s ballroom where the new theater was installed.
The project spreads over a surface of 20000 square feet and it has 1200 seats with a design that is inspired by scaffolding and temporary structures signaling the beginning of an event. The venue offers over ten seating options such as ringside benches, lounge seating groups, rows combining benches and chairs or a standing room area.
Near the front row are custom made floor lounges inspired by the Ted office in New York and bean bag lounges. Most of the components are made of wood and can be easily disassembled to be moved to another location.