Completed in May 2020 and occupying a gross floor area of about 128,000 sq m, Zhengzhou Grand Theater mainly accommodates a theater hall, a concert hall, a multifunctional hall, an opera rehearsal hall, and other ancillary spaces.
As the highest-level performing arts landmark in the Central Plain Region of China, Zhengzhou Grand Theater takes "A boat of art sailing on the Yellow River" as the design concept. Through contemporary architectural languages, the project creates the image of a majestic "ship", which conveys the significant culture and civilization of Central Plain.
The project is a large comprehensive performance arts building. The design solved many complicated difficulties in aspects like functions, acoustics, structures, and fire protection. The architects optimized multiple large-scale spaces with efficient spatial structures, and meanwhile unified architectural form, structural system and spatial construction by incorporating a series of lofty hollow spaces on the sides of the architecture. The design team innovatively created a hemispherical facade form featuring a concave, which is reminiscent of the shape of hemispherical nails of traditional Chinese palace gate.
Meanwhile, the creative water drop-shaped skylights metaphorically represent the image of the Yellow River. The architects adopted parametric technology to sculpture the exteriors, and utilized manually brushed copper panels to finish interior surfaces, thus creating a building that integrates traditional connotations and modern innovations.
Completion date: 2020.05
Size of project: 127739.67 sq m
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