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2019 WIN Awards: Qujiang Creative Cultural Centre - The Oval Partnership

Jessica Evans
29 Aug 2019

Qujiang Creative Cultural Centre - The Oval Partnership is an entry in the Cultural Venues category at the 2019 World Interiors News Award.

Qujiang Creative Cultural Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-functional theatre that will host a diverse palette of cultural performances, concerts, educational events and exhibitions. It is where social interactions, community engagements, cultural inclusion, local creativity and the collective identity of people in Xi’an can be nurtured and celebrated.

This subterranean gem feels like a found space in the heart of the new urban fabric. Sited in ancient imperial capital Xi’an, China’s eastern departure point for the Silk Road, the Cultural Centre will form part of an integrated master plan designed by the Oval Partnership.

The venue - hailed as Xi’an’s first-of-its-kind creative cultural park - will be rooted in the communities it is surrounded by, putting people at the heart of its foundation and forming one of the city’s key civic backbones feeding into a vibrant mix of uses. The architect’s vision is to create a legible connection between multi-cultural activities within the heart of a new urban district, providing a sustainable framework to inspire the new generation of innovative and creative pioneers converging around Xi’an.

The design responds to the local context, introducing elements and materials that evoke a modern re-interpretation of Chinese architectural repertoires and traditions that characterise the Xi’an region. This design vocabulary is seamlessly embodied throughout all spaces, from the city scale down to the smallest of human scales.

The Oval Partnership are an award-winning team of international strategic planners, architects and urbanists who conceive and execute leading projects that nurture and sustain the long-term value of a community’s social, ecological and economic capital.


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