With four halls, a production center and outdoor terraces – China is building the biggest Opera house the world has seen


For those unaware, Jean Nouvel is a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who owns a firm titled ‘Ateliers Jean Nouvel.’ The designer has recently won an invited international architecture competition to design the new and much-touted Shenzhen Opera House in China.


Spanning across an area of 220,000-square-metre area, the project will comprise a 2,300-seat opera hall, 1,800-seat concert hall, 800-seat operetta hall, 400-seat multi-functional theater, performance supporting room, public service and cultural and creativity area, stage design and production center, performer apartments, and offices.

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Nouvel’s “The Light of The Sea” aesthetic will add a group of undulating roofs and a special façade system to the overall project. It will also feature seaside terraces, “mother-of-pearl” elements, and a fluid design to complement the water on three sides of the building.


Commenting on it, he said, “This almost square-shaped precinct, the Opera House neighborhood, will be part and parcel of the music and the sea on three of its sides. A huge glass hall will protect it from substantiating the fact that the Opera House itself and its auditorium belong to the China Sea.”

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The designer further added, “Shenzhen Opera House is a sacred place for the human expression of artistic emotion…The construction of a major Opera House means inventing a space for emotion.” Touted to be “A masterpiece where music meets the sea,” construction on the Shenzhen Opera House in China is expected to commence soon.

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A landmark in the making awaits us all!

[Via: Designboom]