The Transparent Theater is a design concept submitted to the National Building Museum's "Reinventing the Globe" exhibition. It caters to technologically-savvy audiences who demand an immediate, immersive experience; an experience which will also serve to make Shakespeare's work accessible. The structure has three tiers, with an open lower level so spectators can flow freely into the pit in front of the stage. They can also migrate to the exterior balcony to watch the overall festival. The theater itself can be assembled on any flat, open surface, with low environmental impact.
This museum and memorial honors those who served in World War I. The designers created a fan-like museum plan that radiates out from the memorial's core at its subterranean level. The entryway is a clear glass bridge over a field of poppies, representing the 9,000,000 people who died in the War. A luminous glass wall surrounds and encloses the exhibition hall and two arcs, formed with exhibit cases and artillery, divide the experience physically and symbolically into an east side and a west side.