tadao ando: shanghai poly theater
 
tadao ando: shanghai poly theater tadao ando: shanghai poly theater
nov 10, 2011

tadao ando: shanghai poly theater

‘shanghai poly theater’ by tadao ando, shanghai, china hand rendering by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan image © designboom

 

 

currently being presented at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan, is the exhibition ‘sights on the mainland’, the third collection ever curated to feature the career and work of japanese architect tadao ando. the central focus of the display is the connection between the architect and his work in mainland china, highlighting his latest project the ‘shanghai poly theater’. the building’s exterior is a square prism measuring 100 meters by 100 meters with a height of 30 meters.

 

the form is bisected with a series of angled tubes and shapes which carve voids for passageways and theaters. the monumental scale of the varied geometric elements makes visitors feel very small within the space. the sectional model is divided into quartered wedges allowing views of the interior arrangement and experience.

 

 

sectional model by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan image © designboom

 

 

top view of sectional model by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan image © designboom

 

 

sectional model by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan image © designboom

 

 

wedge of sectional model by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan image © designboom

 

 

interior of sectional model by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan image © designboom

 

 

conceptual models showing forms of the voids image © designboom

 

 

section by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan photo by designboom

 

 

section by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan photo by designboom

 

 

sketch by tadao ando at the gallery GA in tokyo, japan photo by designboom

 

 

portrait of tadao ando image © designboom

  • Rem Koolhaas rulez… Gran Paris Library…. But Ando is more safety.. 🙂

    Riccardo says:
  • Ando looks stoned 🙂

    spe says:

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