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MAD Designs New "Floating Theater" of Glass Sails in China

MAD Architects have revealed the design of a new theater made of glass sails in Yiwu, China. Located on the south bank of the Dongyang River, the ‘Yiwu Grand Theater’ encompasses a 1600 seat grand theater, medium theater, and international conference center. The project's protective canopy was made to resonate with the river and use water as its stage. MAD’s design responds to its locale by appearing as a boat floating on the river above the water’s surface.

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Night facade. Image © Peter Dixie
Night facade. Image © Peter Dixie

Facade detail. Image © Peter DixieLobby. Image © Peter DixieDining space. Image © Peter Dixie© Peter Dixie+ 25

  • Interior Designers: daylab studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Yiwu Cultural Square / UAD

South West Bird View. Image © Qiang ZhaoCitizen Stage. Image © Qiang ZhaoRoof Top Patio. Image © Qiang ZhaoYouth Center 1F Entrance. Image © Qiang Zhao+ 22

Lahas Zone / CROX International Co., LTD

© Ji-Shou Wang
© Ji-Shou Wang
  • Location

    Yiwu City, China
  • Design Team

    Ben-Tao Li, Qiang Han, K. Kei
  • Photographs

    Ji-Shou Wang

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