Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 25, 2021
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A theatre in the Alps

A new theatre has recently opened in Switzerland and we’re certain you’ve never seen anything like it. Julier Tower on the Julier Pass, a mountain road in the Albula Range, 2300 metres above sea level, was built in 1220 pieces using over 24,000 screws. The striking red structure can withstand winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour and can even resist dry snow avalanches — particularly impressive when you consider that the building was erected in two-and-a-half months. Huge arched windows look out onto the stunning Alpine backdrop, mountains and turquoise-coloured lakes. Natural light has been incorporated into all of the dance and opera productions, so that the end of the shows coincide with the passing of daylight, as it did in Shakespeare's days. The theater will be dismantled in 2020.

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