Chengdu City Music Hall Complex

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Chengdu City Music Hall Complex

World Architecture Festival Award for Future Building in China – design by Andrew Bromberg, Aedas Architects

24 Nov 2016

Chengdu City Music Hall Complex

Location: Wuhou, Chengdu, China

Architect: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Chengdu City Music Hall wins World Architecture Festival Award

23 November 2016 – Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Chengdu City Music Hall in China is the winner of the Competition Entries – Future Projects category at World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2016.

Chengdu City Music Hall Building

Located at the Wuhou district in Chengdu, China, the Chengdu City Music Hall complex balances cultural components within a dense urban environment disconnected from its traditional connection to nature. The traditional Chinese landscape paintings or shan shui paintings – ‘shan’ refers to mountain and ‘shui’ to river – are evolved from the surrounding Sichuan landscapes.

Chengdu City Music Hall

The use of positive and negative spaces in this art form portrays an interesting balance between the physical and the ephemeral. These relationships were explored in how to balance the ‘imagined’ creations of the performance venues and school of arts with the ‘tangibles’ of the buildings which contain them.

Chengdu City Music Hall

Chengdu City Music Hall

The physical line between the tangible and the ephemeral was celebrated as a stepped public series of connected terraces. Beneath these terraces are the varying volumes of venues below. Above these terraces are topographic bamboo gardens which provide an impression of the surrounding mountains.

Chengdu City Music Hall

These accessible terraces step from the tall dense urban fabric towards the west and down to the more human scale pedestrian district to the east. The eastern edge is defined by an informal plaza which connects the project to the river and the arts district through the pedestrian ‘Music Avenue’. This design was a shortlisted competition entry.

Chengdu City Music Hall

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Chengdu City Music Hall

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World Architecture Festival 2016 Winners

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Chinese Architecture Designs – chronological list

Chinese Architects

Chinese Buildings – Selection:

Bird’s Nest – Chinese National Stadium Building
Design: Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
Birds Nest Building
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan

Birds Nest Beijing

Chengdu Museum building
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Chengdu Museum building
image from architect

Chengdu Museum building




Website: China

‘Sliced Porosity Block’
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Sliced Porosity Block Chengdu
image : Iwan Baan

Chengdu building complex : For CapitaLand China

Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube
Design: PTW with Arup
Water Cube Building
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan

Water Cube Beijing

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