Shanghai Oriental Art Center, China

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Shanghai Oriental Art Center Building

Chinese Architecture Project – design by Paul Andreu Architects

25 Oct 2007

Oriental Art Center Shanghai

Oriental Art Center – Concert Hall & Performance Spaces, Shanghai
Design: Paul Andreu Architects

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The Oriental Arts Centre project is a first rank public cultural building, encompassing mainly three venues : a 1,979 seats Philharmonic Orchestra Hall, a 1,054 seats lyric Theatre, a 330 seats chamber Music Hall. It also features ancillary public facilities, such a Exhibition Hall, Music Shops, restaurant and Arts Exchange premises : arts Library, Multimedia and training Center. The project includes also all the suitable backstage facilities for the needs of the performance control areas, performances premises such as dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms and lounges.

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With a 39,694 sq.m construction site area, the project will be built on 7 main levels.

The project architectural intend is based on the following basic principles:
– The building has a base on which the public spaces will develop
– The halls will emerge from the base as trees from the earth
– The building should be covered and enclosed by one unique cantilevered roof, linked by curved glass walls to the base
– Spaces inside the building are distributed around and from a central circulation and meeting point. This should apply to the public as well as to the performers and the VIP’s
– The public space should be open and adaptable in order to increase the potential of use of the building
– The performers should be provided with an efficient and agreeable working space
– The three performance halls should be different in form and use different materials
– The outside walls of the three halls will use enamel ceramic as their main common material
– The material of the façades will be a glass incorporating a perforated metal sheet of variable density
– The façades design itself will express innovation, modernity and enhance the public areas
– Although secondary in their functional importance, the public spaces will define the character of the building and its filting with the spirit of the time.

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