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The project explores simultaneous accommodation of educational, recreational and performance spaces via multi-functionality and spatial adaptability. The gymnasium converts to a 600-seat performance space via a deployable theater seating system, motorized theater curtains, and motorized stage doors that open to reveal an 80-foot wide, 30-foot deep performance stage; panels open in the ceiling to expose theatrical lighting. All building spaces are designed to be flexibly adaptable to support multiple uses; the exhibition space on the third level, for example, has a deployable panel system for exhibition display that can also be used to sub-divide the space into classrooms, and motorized black-out shades and screens enable it to convert to a lecture room for 220 people.