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- 400000 Chongqing, China
With its close proximity to the water, the “Grand Theater” seems to hover above the River Yangtze. A stone platform base supports the glass sculpture; the ground plan and elevation are subject to strict functional requirements despite their seemingly arbitrary expressiveness and maritime analogy. Two concert halls with their respective foyers are situated in the longitudinal axis, similar to the “keel line” of a ship, thus forming entrance areas at the bow and the stern. In the centre, in other words “midship” of these entrance areas, is the exhibition hall, which joins all the theatre foyers together.
2004 – 1st prize
Meinhard von Gerkan with Klaus Lenz
Chongqing Urban Construction Investment
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