The Second Act

Ankit Mandawewala

Providence proclaimed itself the ‘creative capital’ in 2009, invoking entrepreneurship and revitalization. The Second Act reimagines the revitalization of the Art Deco Industrial Trust Building as a vast entrepreneurial  melting pot for performing artists. Superman is envisioned as an incubator-style facility to foster collaboration and growth, both for the artist and the audience. It is a space to prepare, produce, and present work.

The bold yet respectful design re-establishes its connection with the city. It becomes the new marquee to the building, creating the energy within, and projecting it for the city.