gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater

‘qingdao grand theater’ by gmp architekten, qingdao, china images courtesy of gmp architekten / © christian gahl

german studio, gmp architekten has completed ‘qingdao grand theater’,  a cultural center in qingdao, china. situated on the eastern side of the city between a bay in the yellow sea and mount laoshan, the multi-purpose facility looks to echo both the landscape and the atmosphere of the unique setting.

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater approach

four buildings rise from the landscape, festooned by an open roof of curving panels that follow the contours of each structure. containing an opera house, concert hall, media and conference center and hotel, the forms each look to the nearby massif and sea for its defining characteristics.

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater entrance

the opera house itself lies at the northern end of the ensemble of buildings, offering direct views of the coast. a large glass facade connects the main foyer – a double height space clad in pale local stone – to the surrounding terrain, further emphasizing the relationship between the two environments.

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theaternight shot

open terraces fill the negative space between each volume, providing a platform for social interaction between shows and events.

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater main foyer

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater stairway in main foyer

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theatermulti-functional hall

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater stage in auditorium

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater auditorium

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater overall view

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater section

gmp architekten: qingdao grand theater section

project info:

design: meinhard von gerkan and stephan schütz with nicolas pomränke
 staff: clemens kampermann, li ling, annette löber, lin wei, thomas krämer, johannes erdmann, kian lian, gerd meyer, helga reimund, chongsong dong, xin meng, jochen sültrup, sophie v. mansberg
 construction: 2005–2010 total area: 60,000 sq. m. opera house: 1,600 seats concert and multifunction hall: 1,200 seats multifunction room: 400 seats

  • Theatre dome is dream-like. Everything built in China lately gaines my respect more and more.

    Nikola
    Mar 13, 2011

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