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Nanjing Performing Arts Center / Preston Scott Cohen

  • Architects: Preston Scott Cohen
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Design Architect: Institute of Architectural Design and Planning with Atelier Zhang Lei (Chinese architect of record)
  • Client: Nanjing University
  • Budget: RMB 3,000/sqm
  • Area: 16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

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From the architect. Located centrally in the new Nanjing University Campus in Xianlin, this building aims to offer a singular expression of the dialogue between two opposing paradigmatic forms of symbolic significance: a curving roof that appears to be related to the landscape of the larger campus context, and a tower which acts as a beacon and observation point. The design exploits the techniques and economy of local construction practices as a means to develop an exceptional form. The interior follows an exceedingly compact plan of different types and sizes of rooms and auditoriums.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
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