zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house
 
zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house
jan 03, 2011

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house

‘guangzhou opera house’ by zaha hadid architects image courtesy roy zhuang

 

 

 

‘guangzhou opera house’ by zaha hadid is nearing completion with a projected opening date of early 2011. the 70,000 m2 complex rests at the heart of the city’s cultural sites development, establishing a close relationship with the pearl river to the south. featuring two volumes wrapped in a triangulated skin of concrete, glass, and steel, the project aims to enhance urban functions by opening access to the riverside and dock. the resulting design serves as an urban and iconic gateway while establishing guangzhou as one of asia’s cultural epicenters.

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house triangulated, structural skin image courtesy puikincz

 

 

 

the spine and structural frame of the faceted skin is a dominant element in the interior space: the lobby, entrance, and circulation area interacts with the dynamic treatment, moving and guiding the visitors throughout the volume. the many levels provide sight lines into the main atrium space, establishing a sense of connection and orientation within the opera house. in addition to the 1,800-seat grand theatre, the complex hosts a multifunction hall, a number of auxiliary facilities and support premises.

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house (left) entrance lobby (right) staircase images courtesy roy zhuang

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house main circulation space image courtesy puikincz

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house multifunctional hall image courtesy roy zhuang

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house hallway image courtesy roy zhuang

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house grand theatre image courtesy zaha hadid architects photo © virgile simon bertrand

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house exterior ramp image courtesy roy zhuang

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house parking space below image courtesy triplefivedrew

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house entrance plaza image courtesy triplefivedrew

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house between the two volumes image courtesy triplefivedrew

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house detail of skin image courtesy triplefivedrew

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house reflecting pond outside image courtesy pavel vasyliev

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house entrance at night image courtesy pavel vasyliev

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house exterior ramp lit up image courtesy pavel vasyliev

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house entrance image courtesy pavel vasyliev

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house along the pearl river image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house rendered fly-by image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house approach image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house lobby image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid architects: guangzhou opera house circulation space image © zaha hadid architects

design team: design: zaha hadid with patrik schumacher project director: woody k.t. yao project leader: simon yu project team: jason guo, yang jingwen, long jiang, ta-kang hsu, yi-ching liu, zhi wang, christine chow, cyril shing, filippo innocenti, lourdes sanchez, hinki kwong, junkai jiang competition team (first stage): filippo innocenti, matias musacchio, jenny huang, hon kong chee, markus planteu, paola cattarin, tamar jacobs, yael grifantini, flavio la gioia, nina safainia, fernando vera martin henn, achim gergen, graham modlen, imran mahmood competition team (second stage): cyril shing, yansong ma, yosuke hayano, adriano de gioannis, barbara pfenningstorff

consultants: local architect: guangzhou pearl river foreign investment, architectural designing institute (guangzhou, china) structure: SHTK (shanghai, china); guangzhou pearl river, foreign investment architectural designing institute facade: KGE engineering (zhuhai, china) building services: guangzhou pearl river foreign investment, architectural designing institute M&E: max fordham and partners (london, UK); OK design group theatre: ENFI (beijing, china) lighting: beijing light & view (being, china) acoustic: marshall day acoustics (melbourne, australia) project management: guangzhou municipal construction group co. ltd. (guangzho, china) cost: guangzhou jiancheng engineering costing consultant, office ltd. (guangzhou, china) principal contractor: china construction third engineering bureau co. ltd. (guangdong, china)

  • Luego de ver las imágenes de esta impresionante obra de nuestra querida genia ,sentin que al fin la gente va a poder caminar , y disfrutar los espacios que siempre solo obsevabamos en las películas futuristas,de la preexistencia a la existencia te felicito zaha !!!

    Shahriar arqto.
  • Is it a case of “Love it or hate it”?
    If it is then I deeply hate it. So insulting.
    Absolute nonsense; the more she builds she worse it gets. This woman has got no architectural concept whatsoever. But she’s good at spending client’smoney.

    archic
  • its great to see such a architectural achievement.i feel it is in tune with natural flow yet extraordinary design.i will see tihs opera housen when i am in Guangzhou.

    deepak p.sawant
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