Construction of the Arts Center is now underway at full speed on Lake Meixi in Changsha. The complex consists of three buildings: the Grand Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and one smaller event venue.,
The Opera House will be the largest venue in the city and will offer all the possibilities for guest performances from famous theaters worldwide. The multi-function hall is designed to be flexible to host different types of events. The changeable hall will be used for banquets, fashion shows, private events, musical performances, and other events.
The team has designed and planned complete stage engineering, stage lighting, and audio equipment. The client has also tasked Kunkel Consulting International GmbH with tender documents to select a supplier and installer for this equipment.
The new Center for Culture & Arts by Zaha Hadid Architects combines a contemporary art museum (MICA), a 1,800-seat theater with supporting facilities, and a multipurpose hall. Its organic architectural language is defined by walking routes that cross the site to connect with the surrounding roads. Featuring views of adjacent Lake Meixi from the city and providing access to parks and promenade on Festival Island on the lake, this ensemble of three separate cultural institutions creates an outdoor courtyard where pedestrian routes intersect for outdoor events and sculpture exhibitions.
The largest versatile cultural center in Hunan province, the Arts & Culture Center, is directly connected to Line-2 of the new Changsha Metro System. Located on a historic trade route through China, the city’s tradition of being an essential communications center continues as one of the country’s leading media centers, with the Grand Theater at the center hosting popular television show programming and production.
Designed for a wide variety of performing arts, the Grand Theater provides all front-of-house functions in the sculpted lobby, bar, and hospitality suite, as well as any additional functions required, including administrative offices, rehearsal studios, backstage logistics, wardrobes, and spaces. . . more. With eight 10,000 square meter exhibition galleries centered around the atrium for large-scale installations and events, the MICA art museum also includes a dedicated space for community workshops, a lecture theater, a cafe, and a museum shop.
SMALL CHARACTERIZATION THEATER WITH ITS FLEXIBILITY. THIS FUNCTION HALL WITH 500 SITTING CAPACITY CAN BE CHANGED INTO A DIFFERENT CONFIGURATION TO COMPLETE VARIETY OF FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCE FROM SMALL GAMES, FASHION DISPLAYS AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE TO BANQUETS AND COMMERCIAL EVENTS.
For a total area of 115,000 square meters, these three civic institutions are uniquely defined and separate, yet complementing different opening times creates vitality throughout the day and night. Theaters become active as art museums begin to complete daytime operations, while events in smaller theaters ensure they will be used at all times.
CULTURE CENTER – CHANGSHA SHI, CHINA
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
The project started: 02/2012
Project type: New building
Type of venue: Art center, Multi-function hall, Opera house, Concert hall
Seats: Opera House: 1,811 seats, Multipurpose theater: 500 seats
Size: 115,000 m² Photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand, Seven 7 Panda
Principal Architect: Zaha Hadid, Patrik SchumacherZha Project Director: Woody Yao, Simon YuZha Project Leader: Simon YuZha
Project Team: Zhenjiang Guo, Charles Kwan, Jinqi Huang, Neil Sansom, Pravin Ghosh, Thomas Jensen, Justin Kelly, Wandy Mulia, Uli Schifferdecker, Adrian Aguirre Herrera, Aurora Santana, Koren Sin, Johanna Huang, Yifan Zhang, Collin Spelts, Fei Liang, Adam Fingrut, Yitzhak SamunZha
Schematic Design: Zhenjiang Guo, Charles Kwan, Jinqi HuangZha
Museum Design: Tariq Khayyat, Kutbuddin Nadiadi, Diego Rossel, Gerry Cruz, Matteo Melioli, Xiaosheng Li, Yuxi Fu, Thomas Jensen, Matthew Johnson, Justin Kelly, Drew MerkleLocal Design Institute: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architecture Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China ) Structural Engineer & Building Services: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Design Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Specialist Acoustic Consultant For Architects: Marshall Day Acoustics (Hong Kong & Melbourne) Project Acoustics Consultant: Zhang Kuisheng Acoustical Design Research Studio (Shanghai, China)
Theater Management Consultant: Poly Theater Engineering Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd. Theater Equipment Consultant: Kunkel Theater Engineering & Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Museum Management Consultant: Global Cultural Asset Management (New York) Transportation Consultant: Sinclair Knight Merz (Shanghai, China) Project Management: Shanghai Gao Shen Consultants Ltd. (Shanghai, China)
Zha Competition Team: ZHA Project Architect: Tiago Correia, ZHA ‘Project Team: Victor Orive, Fabiano Continanza. Zhenjiang Guo, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura, Rafael González, Alejandro Díaz, Jimena Araiza, ZHA Concept Development: Hannes Schafelner, Philipp Ostermaier, Jakub Klaska, Maren Klasing, Saman Saffarian, Martin Krcha, Maria Tsironi, Spyridon Kaprinis
Competition Consultants: Structural, Facade & Building Services Engineering: BuroHappold Engineering, Theater Consultants: Theater Projects Consultants, Acoustics Consultants: Marshall Day Acoustics Project location Address: Mei Xi Hu Lu, Yuelu Qu, Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, China.