Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou Opera House
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At the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural sites development, a lasting, state-of-the-art monument to the new millennium overlooking the Pearl River.

Guangzhou Opera House
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Its contoured profile, unique twin boulder design and approach promenade enhances urban function, opens access to the riverside and dock areas and creates a new dialogue with the emerging town.

Guangzhou Opera House
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The Guangzhou Opera House is a structure that rises and falls at the foot of Zhujiang Boulevard, confirming Guangzhou as one of Asia’s cultural centres.

Guangzhou Opera House
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Bringing together two adjacent sites for the proposed Museum and metropolitan activities, it forms an adjunct to the Haixinsha Tourist Park Island and a dominant riverside focus for visitors.

Guangzhou Opera House
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Viewed from the park at the centre of Zhujiang Boulevard, the Opera House creates a visual prelude to the Tourist Park Island beyond.

Guangzhou Opera House
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Viewed from the river, the towers of Zhujiang New Town provide a dramatic backdrop to the Opera House and offer a unified vision of the setting’s civic and cultural buildings.

Guangzhou Opera House
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An approach promenade is cut into the landscape – an internal street beginning at the proposed Museum site at the opposite side of the central boulevard and leading to the Opera House.

Guangzhou Opera House
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To one side of this promenade, a cafe, bar, restaurant and retail facilities are embedded shell-like into the landforms.

Guangzhou Opera House
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Visitors arriving by car or bus are set down at a ‘drop-off’ point on the north side of the site on Huajiu Road, while service vehicles access the Opera House and Theatre Buildings at either end of the same road.

Guangzhou Opera House
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VIP access to the Opera House is from the western boundary, facing Huaxia Road. Source by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Guangzhou Opera House
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Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao, Patrik Schumacher
Project Leader: Simon Yu
Project Team: Jason Guo, Yang Jingwen, Long Jiang, Ta-Kang Hsu, Yi- Ching Liu, Zhi Wang, Christine Chow, Cyril Shing, Filippo Innocenti, Lourdes Sanchez, Hinki Kwong, Junkai Jiang
Structural Engineering: SHTK (Shanghai, China), Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment, Architectural Designing Institute
Theater Consultants: ENFI (Beijing, China)
Lighting Consultant: Beijing Light & View (Beijing, China)
Project Management: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
Building Services: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment, Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Acoustic Consultants: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
Construction Management: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
Main Contractor: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd. (Guangdong, China)
Area: 70000.0 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Courtesy by Zaha Hadid Architects

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