Zaha Hadid Architects Created The Chinese Cultural Center – The 115,000-square-metre cultural complex is located next to the Meixi Lake in Changsha, the capital of the Hunan province, and features a theatre, contemporary art museum and a smaller multi-purpose venue, which the design studio placed in three sinuous, petal-shaped buildings. Discover more here!
The new Chinese Cultural Center project was created by the renowned architecture and design studio. The modern architecture project is composed of three modern buildings that feature a unique futuristic structure. Founded by the Iraqi- British architect, Zaha Hadid, the design studio is famous for their striking structures that grace the skylines of major metropolitan cities, as well as for their creative product designs, like furniture, jewelry, lighting, and shoes, that can be found in homes around the world.
The modern architecture project of Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre features the studio’s signature white, fluid facades, punctured by curving panes of glass. They sit atop a giant, stepped plaza, forming pathways between them that Zaha Hadid Architects has aligned with routes to the surrounding area.
“Embodying values of functionality, elegance, and innovation, the Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture & Arts Centre aims to become the new cultural and civic node for the city of Changsha, and well as a global cultural destination. Although these civic institutions are uniquely defined and separate, they supply each other in all respects within its setting with plazas offering visitors a tapestry-like sequence of urban ambiances that relate to the different institutions, inject the site with urban vitality” explained the studio in 2013.
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The modern architecture project stands out is The Grand Theatre which will be the largest performance venue in the city and can host more than 1,800 people. From incredible lobbies, cloakrooms, bars, restaurants and VIP hospitality, this modern architecture building for all the necessary front of house functions. Inside there is also multiple rehearsal rooms and backstage facilities all with an amazing contemporary design.
The Small Theatre is designed for flexibility since it can be adapted into a number of different configurations, with a maximum capacity of 500 seats. Last but not least, there is the Museum, a building that is positioned on the edge of Meixihu Road and will have a central atrium that separates to form three wings. Zaha Hadid Architects has designed it “to engage the site’s unique location and surrounding views”, and on one side it will lead out to a plaza that forms an outdoor sculpture exhibition area.