zaha hadid: guangzhou opera house update zaha hadid: guangzhou opera house update
feb 28, 2011

zaha hadid: guangzhou opera house update

‘guangzhou opera house’ by zaha hadid, guangdong province, china image © iwan baan

 

 

 

zaha hadid‘s guangzhou opera house is now open in guangdong province, china. featuring two separate forms that seem to puzzle together, the project serves as a gateway to the city, enhancing urban functions and opening access to the nearby river and docks. combining cultural traditions with a contemporary approach, the structure has become a catalyst for new cultural initiatives and advancement in the area. located in the heart of guangzhou’s cultural development, the faceted glass, concrete and steel structure provides visual connection to the buildings and the pearl river that surround it.

public space between the two volumes image © iwan baan

 

 

 

derived from contours that occur within the natural landscape, the building features undulating and curvaceous forms that move along with visitors as they navigate through the space. interior volumes become dramatic environments that directly relate to the circumventing landscape through vast spans of glazing.

detail of facade image © iwan baan

 

 

 

a 1,800 seat auditorium utilizes the latest acoustic technology and is accompanied by a smaller 400-seat multi-purpose hall that is designed for performance art, opera and concerts. see more on the opera house here.

image © hufton and crow

(left) image © hufton and crow(right) image © zaha hadid architects

image © hufton and crow

corridors and lobby image © iwan baan

image © zaha hadid architects

image © virgile simon bertrand

fully glazed walls merge interior and exterior environments image courtesy zaha hadid architects

interior image courtesy zaha hadid architects

recital roomimage © iwan baan

dance roomimage © iwan baan

theater wall textureimage © virgile simon bertrand

auditorium image courtesy zaha hadid architects

plaza image courtesy zaha hadid architects

view from the river image courtesy zaha hadid architects

in context: the structure surrounded by the city and the river image courtesy zaha hadid architects

aerial view image courtesy zaha hadid architects

photos of construction site image courtesy zaha hadid architects

image courtesy zaha hadid architects

 

image courtesy zaha hadid architects

 

construction photography © virgule simon bertrand

 

 

construction photography © virgule simon bertrand

 

 

construction photography © virgule simon bertrand

 

 

images © zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

image courtesy zaha hadid architects

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

floor plan / level 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


video courtesy zaha hadid architects

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