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Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners

  • 01:00 - 3 November, 2009
Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners
Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners, © Chiasmus
© Chiasmus

© Chiasmus © Chiasmus © Chiasmus © Chiasmus +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect

    Chiasmus Partners
  • Principal Architect

    James Wei Ke, Hyunho Lee
  • Project Team

    Oscar Ko, Gu Yun Duan, Feng Bo
  • Client

    Beijing Modern Dance Company
  • Program

    Performance Hall, Practice Hall, Saloon
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located in the historic DongCheng district of Beijing, the project calls for a conversion of old factory complex into a dance center with a performance hall, a practice hall and a saloon.

© Chiasmus
© Chiasmus

With the intention to emphasize the public character of the new dance center, the concept was to make the courtyard an outdoor “theater” – a public space that would revitalize the complex, the hutong and its neighborhood.

© Chiasmus
© Chiasmus

By wrapping the old factory building with evenly-spaced-out steel tubing, the façade of the performance hall was perceived as a theater stage. The old white door in the middle was kept and untouched, telling the history of the building’s transformation.

© Chiasmus
© Chiasmus

The white floating box opposite to the performance hall is a saloon which was perceived as box seats overlooking the stage on the side. At the same time, people in saloon are also being seen upon entering the complex. There is a blurred boundary between stage and seats. The relationship between seeing and being seen are constantly reversed.

© Chiasmus
© Chiasmus
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15 Comments

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Bo · November 25, 2009

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Randy Brown · November 11, 2009

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leporello · November 08, 2009

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chicago_g · November 06, 2009

i have been there. it is a very superfacial shallow design to my perspective. nothing worth to be celebrated.

Van · November 05, 2009

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Gorgos · November 04, 2009

So... is this a duck or a decorated shed? ;)

novan · November 04, 2009

respect to heritage building...
briliant!

juliana alves · November 04, 2009

Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners >> http://bit.ly/NkTrS

nindya · November 04, 2009

a like the old building.

laly · November 04, 2009

Red Diamond?best design

leogar · November 04, 2009

Love the idea of recycling a building and allowing it to evolve into something new without erasing its history. That old door really gives this place a special character. I wish more buildings in decay would be put to this ideal. very inspiring

Architecture+Molding · November 04, 2009

Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners:
Architect: Chiasmus Partners Location: Beijing, China Principal Architect: Ja.. http://bit.ly/2fFPFf

Bocetos Digitales · November 04, 2009

Red Diamond / Chiasmus Partners:
Architect: Chiasmus Partners Location: Beijing, China Principal Architect: Ja.. http://bit.ly/2fFPFf

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