Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Popular Theatre of Niteroi


Culture is one of the most important aspects for all society. Among other issues, mankind stands out from all other animal species because of our capacity to create and implement culture. Most cities in the world have spaces where cultural activities of all kinds are developed, whether it be painting, sculpture, theatre, cinema, music, or dance, etc.

At Manusa, we also serve culture using our know-how. We are experts in the design, production and installation of automatic doors. Several years ago we provided our work for an important area of public culture in Brazil, the Popular Theatre of Niteroi.

Inaugurated in 2007, this theatre was created by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, winner of the Pritzker Award 1988. The yellow façades and the green walls are a tribute to the Brazilian flag, and the use of concrete did not pose an obstacle to the curved construction lines. The boldness and large spaces in this composition make it more a sculpture than a simple building.

At one of the entrances to one of the theatre halls we installed bi-parting doors fitted with a panic break-out system and transparent leaves with upper and lower profiles. This meant that whoever enters or exits this space can benefit from the utmost safety but without having to give up the clear glass.

Automatic doors guarantee the easy movement of people. This provides an easy flow in the event of large agglomerations of people and offers the cultural complex great security.