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Unique Mount EMEI Theater / WG Studio + BIAD-BOA Studio

Unique Mount EMEI Theater / WG Studio + BIAD-BOA Studio

Entrance corridor. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIONight view of theatre. Image © Xing FuMaterial details. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIOAtrium. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO+ 14

Emeishan, China
  • Concept Design:Chaoge Wang
  • Chief Architect:Ge Wang
  • Project Architects:Dongliang Wang, Hongtao Yu
  • Design Team:Ge Wang, Peng Wang, Xuan Zhao, Daoping Zhu, Diming Zhang, Jiming Li (WG STUDIO), Dongliang Wang, Hongyu Zhang, Rui Zhang, Wenting Xu, Hongtao Yu, Tiantian Zhao, Weichang Hou, Jing Chen (BIAD-BOA STUDIO)
  • Structural Consultant:BEIJING INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
  • Landscape Design:LJEE.PTY.,Ltd
  • Construction Design:BIAD -Chengdu Branch, Guosheng Design Co.,Ltd -Chengdu Branch
  • Facade Consultant:Shanghai Shenfei New Curtain Wall Engineering Co.,Ltd., Shanghai YuYou Construction Engineering Consulting Co.,Ltd
  • Lighting Consultant:Beijing Leuchte Lighting Design Co.,Ltd
  • Acoustic Consultant:China Radio & International Architectural Design & Research Institute
  • Construction Unit:TCEC Ltd. NC
  • City:Emeishan
  • Country:China
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Entrance corridor. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
Entrance corridor. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO

"Only Mount Emei" Drama City is located beside the main scenic area of Sichuan, Emeishan City, Sichuan Province. It is a large-scale situational experience drama created by the famous Chinese director Wang Chaoge by Emeishan Tourism Investment Development (Group) Co., Ltd. The total area of the project is about 6 hectares, including the Yunshang Performing Arts Theater, the Yunzhong Scenery Garden, and the Yunxia Scenery Theater transformed from the original villages in the base.

Literature
The architecture is closely related to the title "Emei" and uses "above the clouds" as the entry point for architectural context and literature. She draws on Emei and the sea of clouds, the world of Buddha and the world, distilling natural images into literary expressions, and then translating the semantics of literature into Building image.

Mutual expectation relationship. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
Mutual expectation relationship. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
Night view of theatre. Image © Xing Fu
Night view of theatre. Image © Xing Fu

Painting
The architecture is not a blunt existence or self-expression to the surrounding fields. It is integrated in the mountains and rivers of Emei. It is not to build a building, but to create a Chinese literati landscape painting. She may not be a traditional building in the end, but she must be a work of art with a dream scene.

Material details. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
Material details. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO

Music 
The flow of time, the changes of history, the trees and rivers in the base, as well as the people who have lived here for generations, have all left marks on this land. She is like the music of the years. In order to restore all of this, all the original villages in the base were preserved, as intact as possible, and drama content in line with the theme was added. The old village and the theater sang and continued to write a new chapter.

Theatre viewing space. Image © Xing Fu
Theatre viewing space. Image © Xing Fu
The original villages. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
The original villages. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO

Space
On the architectural modeling of Yunshang Performing Arts Theater, it depicts that the building is located in Mount Emei, with its majestic southwestern spirit. At the same time, the architectural texture is emphasized in the design, with "tiles" and "roofs" as the motif elements, and a series of "roofs" are gradually spreading and covering from the surface to the wall, from bottom to top, creating an intention from the world to the heavens. And the visual transition is like looking at everything in the world from the heavens, both true and false, "above the clouds" and "the world".

Atrium. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
Atrium. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO

The theater "Above the Clouds" looks down on the human world like the golden dome of Mount Emei; "Among the Clouds" creates a feeling of walking among the clouds through the landscape, which is a fairyland; "Below the Clouds" is transformed from a natural old village Cheng is the world. The space here is the meaning of time and space. The audience first enters the "world" and then climbs to the "world", as if approaching the top, like watching the sea of clouds, experiencing the spiritual realm "above the clouds".

Above the clouds. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
Above the clouds. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
The original villages. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO
The original villages. Image Courtesy of WG STUDIO

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Address:Gaohe Village, Emeishan, Sichuan, China

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Cite: "Unique Mount EMEI Theater / WG Studio + BIAD-BOA Studio" 24 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953767/unique-mount-emei-land-of-dramas-wg-studio-plus-biad-boa-studio> ISSN 0719-8884
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