Guangzhou Opera House

Posted: March 22, 2011 by waxlyrical in Architecture, Design
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Earlier this month architect Zaha Hadid celebrated the completion of the Guangzhou Opera House in China.

It is the largest performance center in South China, the third biggest in the entire country & is estimated to have cost one billion Yuan (approx.  $ 152 million or R 1 048 800 000)

The design was  apparently influenced by river valleys and the way they are transformed by erosion. 

This amazing structure features a 1 800-seat Grand Theater with the very latest acoustic technology, a 400-seat multi-functional hall and an awe-inspiring entrance lobby and lounge.

Here’s what Zaha Hadid Architects had to say:

“The Opera House design is the latest realization of Zaha Hadid Architects’ unique exploration of contextual urban relationships, combining the cultural traditions that have shaped Guangzhou’s history, with the ambition and optimism that will create its future.”

This beautiful structure is certainly an amazing feat in architectural design and engineering.

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  1. weldedgrass says:

    Its gorgeous

  2. Kam-a-lam says:

    me likes:)…architeture always makes the heart smile!…great space (doudle entendre!)

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