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Studio Pei-Zhu Unveils Plans for Performing Arts Center in Dali, China

Studio Pei-Zhu Unveils Plans for Performing Arts Center in Dali, China
Studio Pei-Zhu Unveils Plans for Performing Arts Center in Dali, China, Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu
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Studio Pei-Zhu has unveiled plans for the Yang Liping Performing Arts Center in Dali, Yunnan, China. Located at a low latitude and high elevation, Dali features a dramatic terrain and a unique climate that create a boundless relationship between earth and sky. The project site is located in the heart of this landscape, on a fertile plateau between the Cangshan mountain range and Erhai lake.

In designing the Performing Arts Center, Studio Pei-Zhu has drawn inspiration from these natural variations in landscape and climate, employing a large canopy roof and a flowing form to invite users into the complex.

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Graded topography and grassy hills draw theatergoers into an interior plaza, A “theater box” opens onto the plaza, transforming the space into an interior-exterior performance area. The blurred boundary between indoor / outdoor and landscape / stage also work to erase the psychological boundaries between performer and spectator.

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The entire building itself is performative and accessible, as the building slopes down to create a stairway leading from the interior plaza to the building roof, opening up casual public space featuring views of the surrounding terrain.

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The building’s materiality evokes the spirit of the surrounding mountains, while its unique woven facade allows light to penetrate into and through the building.

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Construction on the Yang Liping Performing Arts Center is currently underway, with an expected completion date coming in 2017.

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dali, Yunnan, China
  • Design Principal

    Zhu Pei
  • Lead Designers

    Edwin Lam, Shuhei Nakamura
  • Project Manager

    Virginia Melnyk
  • Project Team

    Han Mo, Gary Poon, You Changchen, Ke Jun, Wang Zheng, Ding Xinyue, Feng Chaoying, Wang Peng
  • Theater Consultant

    dUCKS scéno
  • Structural Consultant

    Fu Xueyi
  • MEP Consultant

    CCDI
  • Project Year

    2017

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Studio Pei-Zhu Unveils Plans for Performing Arts Center in Dali, China" 26 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794122/studio-pei-zhu-unveils-plans-for-performing-arts-center-in-dali-china/> ISSN 0719-8884
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