The other side of the building is known as the riverside. It consists of a series of interconnected foyers that form the majority of the public space. It is represented as an L shaped building between the two larger theatres. People inside the building are often mesmerized by the spatial arrangement of the structures inside the building and the internal spaces. It has been perceived by the people that the City’s key communal spaces are described as the Nations sitting room.
The coherence and the arrangement of the structures seem to emulate a presence of the fourth theatre.
There is a place where the interior symmetry merges with the external geographical structures. Each structure can be described as strata. Each stratum personifies the elegance and the beauty of the arts that is emulated inside the structure. It has been found that each of these structures is interconnected and there is a beautiful flow within the building.
The architect has also given importance to ensure that there is no real end or beginning to the budding. There is a flow that seems to be apparent throughout the space.
It was found that inside the building the lights, sign posts auditorium seating arrangement, mirror of the theatre were all symbolization of the brutalism period. The architects even selected the kinds of crockery and cutlery that is suitable for the building.
It has been found that internal and the external structure of the building consists of rough-cast concrete surfaces that showcased the imprints of the wooden plans. They were used only twice and each one was found on the sides.
Initially when the project was complete it was not well-received by the public. Once Prince Charles even attributed the place as it was being a nuclear plan within the city. During the inception of the building there was a lot of controversy. They felt that the structure was grandiose and too loud. They also did not like the symbolization of a nuclear weapon initially. Gradually there were more acceptances for the project.
The National Theatre of London was designed to ensure that the people were able to appreciate arts in a public podium. It was designed based on the brutalism theme. There was usage of concrete, dark materials and darker sombre themes that was used inside the building. The overall design structure of the building emulates the structure of the nuclear plant. It was not initially well-received upon the completion of the project. It was only after a considerable amount of time that it was considered a masterpiece. It is not considered to be one of the most iconic pieces of London architecture. There is a beautiful flow of elements and a unique spatial arrangement that is noteworthy of this place. There are a number of factors that has been used inside the national theatre that emulates and celebrates the beauty of the architecture. Personally it has been found that this artistic architectural building is a true emulation of the spirit of the arts. It is a truly wonderful masterpiece that deserves to be preserved across generations across the spectrum.