ennead architects' performing arts center will occupy two golden volumes in shenzhen

ennead architects' performing arts center will occupy two golden volumes in shenzhen

the people’s performing arts center

 

ennead architects presents its winning entry in an international competition for a new performing arts center in shenzhen. the project takes the name ‘the people’s performing arts center’ and will stand as a new icon signifying the development of the city into a major cultural destination in china. the sculptural building will stand as part of a larger master plan in shenzhen’s futian district. together with an exhibition hall and culture center, the plan will integrate community-driven elements into the technology-driven city.

ennead performing arts shenzhenvisualizations by plomp | @plo.mp

 

 

the two golden volumes

 

ennead architects’ ‘people’s performing arts center’ in shenzhen is defined by its two golden organic volumes which softly nestle together. the design team notes that these two soft forms represent the dichotomy of the city’s traditions and its future. these two golden volumes house multilevel atriums, the ‘dream theater’ and the ‘star concert hall’ (see a cross-section in the image gallery below).

 

the volumes are partially enclosed within a translucent and luminous encasement, a dynamic structure which transforms with the changing weather and passing time. overall, the building signifies visual and formal flows, displaying the open circulation of visitors inside while echoing the waterfront nearby.

ennead performing arts shenzhen

 

 

ennead architects in shenzhen 

 

the project’s designer stephen P-D chu AIA, principal at ennead architects comments on the winning performing arts center:  ‘shenzhen is a place of rapid transformation and incredible energy. when we conceived the design for this city, we wanted to create something emblematic of its vitality that is celebratory and welcoming — the two ‘jewels’ are both expressive of the creative power of performance, and reflective, engaging with the civic life outside.’

ennead performing arts shenzhen
the volumes are partially enclosed within a translucent and luminous encasementennead architects' performing arts center will occupy two golden volumes in shenzhen
two soft forms represent the dichotomy of the city’s traditions and its future

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these two golden volumes house multilevel atriums, the ‘dream theater’ and the ‘star concert hall’

ennead architects' performing arts center will occupy two golden volumes in shenzhen
the plan will integrate community-driven elements into the technology-driven city

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the soft forms are expressed along the interior of the glass lobby

 

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project info:

 

project title: the people’s performing arts center

architecture: ennead architects

location: futian district, shenzhen, china

visualizations: plomp | @plo.mp

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