Architecture in Film: The Hunger Games

Welcome to our first weekly Architecture in Film post. We will use these posts to highlight the way architecture plays a role in various films. Be sure to come back every week to see which film we cover next!

Hunger Games Architecture

What better way to feel enclosed by a dictator than to build soaring concrete facades? The world of “Panem” feels as if it was designed by a Stalinist inspired architect. A strange futuristic mix of North Korean and German infrastructure, drowned in shades of blue and gray.

Every building has hard lines, sticking to basic geometry: rectangles, squares and triangles. Stark and menacing would be the best description. The design perfectly portrays the literal walls the Rebels face, and emphasizes their struggle against the Capital.


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