SUZHOU – Centre culturel by Christian de Portzamparc | ITSLIQUID

SUZHOU – Centre culturel by Christian de Portzamparc

Architecture | October 9, 2015 |

CONTENU01-201308-SUZHOU_VueLac_cACDP-1080x561Image courtesy of Christian de Portzamparc

SUZHOU – Centre culturel by Christian de Portzamparc

The Suzhou Cultural Cent is one of a series of prestigious projects commissioned by the city as part of the Wujiang Lakefront Masterpla. As the flagship project of this brand-new locality, the city is developing a remarkable site of over 100,000 sq.m. It lies at the convergence of one of China’s most beautiful lakes and the major urban perspective of the new city. The Cultural Centre includes a 1,600-seat Opera House, a modular 600-seat hall, a Museum (24,000 sq.m), an Exhibition Centre (18,000 sq.m), a Conference Centre (14,000 sq.m), cafés, restaurants and cinemas, as well as a 14,000 sq.m shopping centre for a total area of 202,000 sq.m distributed in South and North of the urban axis.

CONTENU03-201308-SUZHOU_VueAerienne2_cACDP-1080x675Image courtesy of Christian de Portzamparc

The initial idea of Christian de Portzamparc was to bring together the two facilities (Opera House and Museum and Conference Centre complex) in a broad North to South sweep across the site. The concept of duality in the form of complementarity is a reference to the Chinese philosophical principle of Yin and Yang, apparent here in a movement which builds on ideas explored in projects previously designed for Nara (the International Conference Center – Japan), Luanda (Uganda National Cultural Centre) and Nankin (Jiangsu Grand Theater – China).

CONTENU04-201308-SUZHOU_EXT_AXE_cACDP-1080x392Image courtesy of Christian de Portzamparc

The building blends perfectly with the scenery, joining water and sky in a play of iridescent reflections created by the double metallic strips that join the Opera House and Museum facilities. From the urban axis, we sense the play of the metallic strip flows in curves and counter-curves. Its lines rise, shelter and frame the sky. The foyer of the Opera House and the Museum entrance form an immense window on the lake which a belvedere highlights and on which we can climb to discover the new landscape.

more. www.portzamparc.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Vertical City

Architecture | November 12, 2019

Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents Vertical City, a project proposal for a vertical city-building of 25,000 people settled in the water. A number of renewable energy resources, such as wind, water turbines and solar panels are also incorporated. Energy storage solutions. Water desalination. Food production and farming integrated and follow a zero-waste policy. Healthier life-style. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented. Read more


Cyrela by Pininfarina

Architecture | October 26, 2019

Launched the first residential tower design by Pininfarina. São Paulo is the first city to host a residential tower designed by Pininfarina. The project has been realized by Cyrela, one of the leading developer in Brazil. Read more


PARIS, CAPITAL OF FASHION

Fashion | October 24, 2019

Paris is widely regarded as "the most glamorous and competitive of the world’s fashion capitals" (to quote The New Yorker). But how and why did Paris acquire this reputation? The history of Paris fashion is usually presented, simplistically, as a genealogy of genius, dominated by "the great designers," "kings," or "dictators of fashion." Read more


124ever

Fashion | October 22, 2019

124ever has been created to serve a unique and exceptional woman who sees a pair of shoes not simply as a trend or fashion statement but as an extension of their journey and life experience; designed to engage the soul on a personal level and to inspire confidence and timeless beauty. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!