OUTDOOR PERFORMING ART SPACES IN NAIROBI

2.2 History of performing art spaces ................................................................................................................................................... 14

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2.2.3 2.2.4 2.2.5

Prehistoric musical spaces..........................................................................................................................................................14 Classical performing arts spaces (15000BC-AD400s)............................................................................................................ 15 Greek theatres (800BC - 500BC) ......................................................................................................................................... 16 Roman Amphitheatres (700s BC- AD400s) ........................................................................................................................ 17 Medieval Performing Arts (500s-1500s).................................................................................................................................18 Pre-Modern Performing Arts (1400s-1700s) .......................................................................................................................... 20 Modern Performing Arts (19th Century - present) ................................................................................................................ 21 2.3 The Urban Planning Approach to Performing Art Spaces ...........................................................................................................23 2.3.1 High quality performances ........................................................................................................................................................ 26 2.3.2 High convenience performances ........................................................................................................................................... 28 2.4 Inhabitation of space ......................................................................................................................................................................32

  1. 2.4.1  Anthropometrics and Ergonomics of the performing arts....................................................................................................32

  2. 2.4.2  Spatial disposition ...................................................................................................................................................................37

2.5 Infrastructure and landscaping..................................................................................................................................................... 38 2.5.1 Buildings and building elements............................................................................................................................................... 38 Openings ............................................................................................................................................................................ 39

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