paul andreu architecte: jinan grand theater, china
paul andreu architecte: jinan grand theater, china paul andreu architecte: jinan grand theater, china
may 17, 2013

paul andreu architecte: jinan grand theater, china

‘jinan grand theater’ by paul andreu architecte, jinan, chinaimage © PAAP




jinan, the capital of shangdong province in eastern china is currently undergoing some major urban developments, and will soon be home to the jinan grand theater designed by paul andreu architecte. the new performing arts centre spans an area of 72 000 m2 and whose programs will include an 1800 seat opera house, 1600 seat concert all, 500 seat theater, along with a 60 000 m2 retail and commercial area. the architecture forms of a landscape of mountain-like structures, emerging from the site.


the glass volumes are elevated above the ground are are situated in the city’s main thoroughfare, in the centre of a public garden opposing three towers. the contextual configuration of these three forms, as noted by local authorities, express ‘feng shui perfection’. construction is set for completion later this year.

the three glass volumes form a ‘mountainous landscape’image © PAAP

up close of the constructionimage © PAAP

each volume will house one of the centers three auditoriumsimage © PAAP

general view of the construction site and the positioning of the jinan grand theater opposing three towersimage © PAAP

the glass volumes emergingimage © PAAP

the site prior to buildingimage © PAAP

the construction site, june 2012images courtesy of paul andreu architecte

rendering of the jinan grand theater in the context of the greater jinan regionimage courtesy of paul andreu architecte

master planimage courtesy of paul andreu architecte

ground floor plan of the three auditoriums


first floor plan of the three auditoriums



section of the concert hall



section of the theater



project info:


architect: paul andreu architecteassociated local architect: BIAD (beijing institute of architectural design)location: jinan, chinaclient: construction & investment co., ltd for jinan west districtprogramme: opera house (1800 seats); concert hall (1600 seats); theater (500 seats); shopping center (60,000m2)area: 72,000 m2stage design: ducksacoustics: kahle acoustics





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