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Update: Opera House / Zaha Hadid

Update: Opera House / Zaha Hadid
© Sharwe
© Sharwe

Tomorrow marks the opening day of Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House.  The 70,000 sqm project consists of two solid geometric forms wrapped with a structural exoskeleton.  The two components, with their similar form, color and shared structural expression, create a strong artistic expression to house the cultural center.   Hadid’s angular exterior intentions are carried through the interiors, shaping dynamic gathering spaces and interstitial spaces.   For the main auditorium,  Hadid’s concept has manifested itself in the form of fluid ribbons that wrap the main stage.  Previously, we have featured some great photos showing the building further along in its construction process , thanks to our reader Sharwe, and we’re excited to share news of its opening!

“Overlooking the Pearl River the Guangzhou Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural sites development. Adopting state of the art technology in its design and construction it will be a lasting monument to the New Millennium, confirming Guangzhou as one of Asia’s cultural centers. Its unique twin boulder design will enhance urban function by opening access to the riverside and dock areas and creating a new dialogue with the emerging new town,” explains Hadid.

More images after the break.

Project Information:

© Sharwe
© Sharwe
© Sharwe
© Sharwe
© Zaha Hadid Architects
© Zaha Hadid Architects

PROGRAM:

1,800 seats Grand theatre, entrance lobby & lounge Multifunction hall, other auxiliary facilities & support premises.

CLIENT:

Guangzhou Municipal Government

SIZE:

70000 m²

CONCEPT:

Overlooking the Pearl River the Guangzhou Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural sites development. Adopting state of the art technology in its design and construction it will be a lasting monument to the New Millennium, confirming Guangzhou as one of Asia’s cultural centres. Its unique twin boulder design will enhance urban function by opening access to the riverside and dock areas and creating a new dialogue with the emerging new town.

ARCHITECT:

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

DESIGN: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

PROJECT DIRECTOR: Woody K.T. Yao

PROJECT LEADER: Simon Yu

PROJECT TEAM: Jason Guo, Yang Jingwen, Long Jiang, Ta-Kang Hsu, Yi-Ching Liu, Zhi Wang, Christine Chow, Cyril Shing, Filippo Innocenti, Lourdes Sanchez, Hinki Kwong, Junkai Jiang

COMPETITION TEAM (1st stage): Filippo Innocenti, Matias Musacchio, Jenny Huang, Hon Kong Chee, Markus Planteu, Paola Cattarin, Tamar Jacobs, Yael Brosilovski, Viggo Haremst, Christian Ludwig, Christina Beaumont, Lorenzo Grifantini, Flavio La Gioia, Nina Safainia, Fernando Vera, Martin Henn, Achim Gergen, Graham Modlen, Imran Mahmood

COMPETITION TEAM (2nd stage):Cyril Shing, YanSong Ma, Yosuke Hayano, Adriano De Gioannis, Barbara Pfenningstorff

CONSULTANTS:

LOCAL ARCHITECT: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment, Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)

STRUCTURE: SHTK (Shanghai, China); Guangzhou Pearl River, Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute

FACADE: KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)

BUILDING SERVICES: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment, Architectural Designing Institute

M&E: Max Fordham and Partners (London, UK), OK Design Group

THEATRE: ENFI (Beijing, China)

LIGHTING: Beijing Light & View (Beijing, China)

ACOUSTIC: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)

COST: Guangzhou Jiancheng Engineering Costing Consultant, Office Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)

PRINCIPAL CONRACTOR: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd. (Guangdong, China)

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Update: Opera House / Zaha Hadid" 24 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/114563/update-opera-house-zaha-hadid/>
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