chengdu contemporary art centre by zaha hadid
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zaha hadid architects has unveiled its plans for the largest cultural building in china,
the chengdu contemporary art centre in sichuan province. the complex will be built
adjacent to the city’s ETG’s (exhibition and travel group) century city and will house
commercial offices, shopping centers, cultural and tourism venues, and leisure
and entertainment complexes
the center is projected to be the largest and most comprehensive arts and cultural
center in west china, with a 30,000-sqm museum of contemporary art, a 12,000-sqm
exhibition hall, and an 1,800-seat grand theatre.
the exhibition and travel group is one of west china’s largest property developers.
its projects include seven four- and five-star hotels, commercial property districts,
both the shawan international and the century city new convention and exhibition
centers in chengdu, and the jiuzhai paradise international resort and convention center
the project is slated for completion in 2012. at that time, it will join its twin, the century
city conference and exhibition center, and the landmark will be dubbed ‘the gemini of the south.’