16 Dec Opera Wuxi Grand Theatre in China
The basic idea of Wuxi Grand Theatre is in its place. Located on an artificial peninsula on the northern shore of Lake Taihu and near the highway bridge make this place comparable to the Sydney Opera House.
Wuxi Grand Theatre is the most important new cultural project in the Tai-Hu New City (Jiangsu, China). Its eight giant wings extend far beyond the facades of the building, giving the building a distinctive image of a butterfly, protecting the building from the heat of the sun.
The architectural concept is unique: in steel wings installed thousands of LED lights that allow you to change the color of the wings depending on the nature of performances. This is possible because the lower wings are covered with perforated aluminum panels.
Another feature is the “forest” of fifty light columns, each nine meters in height, starting from the main entrance area, support the roof of the main lobby and continue to have access to the lake.
There is a strong Chinese feature that runs throughout the building: a large-scale use of bamboo, which is both traditional and modern Chinese material. New methods of production and use of bamboo allowed to use in the decoration of the main hall of the opera more than fifteen thousand blocks of solid bamboo, the individual in the form in accordance with the acoustic requirements and architectural way.