The building features a grand opera hall, multifunctional theatre, and educational and exhibition facilities. In their three volumes, the spaces circle each other like fish in a pond. This creates a variety of indoor and outdoor streets and plazas that allow the free flow of people in and around the building.
The main idea of the design is a versatile and communal cultural campus, a building that blends into and opens towards both the commercial urban district and the lakeside landscape. The corridors traversing the building are envisioned as a vibrant public space, attracting a wide range of visitors to enjoy the ambience of the cultural complex as well as its events and services. The central passage provides direct access to all the main functions, with cafés and pop-up performances and exhibitions creating a lively urban setting throughout the day.
A further 10,000 sq m of underground spaces will house technical and service facilities as well as parking.
The wood-veneered façades are partially clad with a ceramic and glass tile matrix as a tribute to the ceramics tradition of the Jiangxi province. The curtain wall forms a light and elegant pixelated surface, which also provides protection from the sun.
Construction is set to start in 2022, and the building is expected to be completed in 2024.