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Zhuhai Opera House

Chinese Architects Studio in South East China – design by Zhu Xiaodi, Ma Long Architects

24 Jul 2018

Zhuhai Opera House, Guangdong

Architect: Zhu Xiaodi, Ma Long

Location: Guangdong, China

Zhuhai Opera House Building

Zhuhai Opera House is located on the shores of the island in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China, where the surging Pearl River meets the South China Sea and becomes calm.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

Every day the dance-like convergence of the river and sea, the tide’s ebb and flow is a spectacular scene in which architecture needs to show awareness and sensitivity in
responding to this vast natural environment and avoid interrupting it
which took billions of years to build up. Therefore, the design
incorporates a humble attitude in the face of the ocean and the earth
and becomes an integral part of nature.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

With a total building area of 59,000 square meters, including 1,550
seat opera house, 550 seat multi-function theatre, and 350 seat outdoor
theater, the form of Zhuhai Opera House is from the natural flow curve,
and the overall outline spreads along the coastal plane.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

It is light and dynamic. Inspiration for the layout of the site comes from the receding
tides in the evening, accompanied by the moonrise. The sea and the sky
gradually merged into one another, forming an ancient poetic
conception of “The river tides fluctuate along the sea level and the
moon cycles together”. Zhuhai opera house, built in 2017, has become
a landmark in the city.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

From Zhuhai’s most famous Lovers Road, from the Pearl River’s
impending ocean, and from the bridge connecting Guangdong, Hong
Kong and Macau Bay, the Opera House hopes to blend naturally into the
sea and the sky with a pure and elegant image. The building is like
covered with translucent silk, light and mesmerizing, forming a natural
transition from the building to the environment. The entire interior of the
building is also in a dramatic environment created with light. Sunlight,
moonlight, and theater lights can blend with each other across the
facade allowing the building to be filled with tension in silence.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

Entering the Opera House, it slowly rises from the first floor foyer to
the theater anteroom on the second floor, with vertical lines on the sides
that line the sky, a sleek auditorium in front, and glimpses of green
spaces and the sea that are visible through the façade, the audience’s
moods are invoked. The interior design of the auditorium is carried out
on three levels: first, it is a modern architectural image with free flow
inside and out, three horizontal lines ( border line of balcony,
auditorium, and orchestral pit) and three vertical channels of recessed
light naturally transition and connect to form a clear and flowing melody.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

Secondly, in order to express the elegance and grandeur of the
auditorium of the Opera House, we adopt an axis-symmetrical pattern
and a horseshoe-shaped layout in which the auditorium and the balcony
rise gradually and use the latest three-dimensional digital technology for
inspection and design so that all audiences have high quality
performances. In addition, the auditorium design also pays special
attention to the acoustic design of the performance and the
requirements of the stage machinery, and integrates all the acoustic
reverberations and sound-absorbing treatments into the overall design.

The color design of the auditorium is inspired by evening when the
vast tumult sea gradually calms down, waiting for the magnificent
moonrise. Through the gradient and contrasting colors, it satisfies the
principle of darker colors in the proscenium wall, and displays the natural
evolution from the canopy to the ground. The environment is ethereal
and awe-inspiring, and it is very uniform with the atmosphere before the
performance. At the same time, Zhuhai Opera House has also obtained a
unique indoor artistic environment.

Zhuhai Opera House Building

Zhuhai Opera House – Building Information

Project Title: Zhuhai Opera House
Architect: Ma Long
Site area: 60,000 sqm
Gross Floor area: 60,000 sqm,
Location: Zhuhai Opera House, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, Guangdong
Province, China
Status: Completed
Project start date: April 28th, 2010
Project finished date: Jan 1st, 2017
Cost: 1.08 billion RMB
Collaborators: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd

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