Yangliping Performing Arts Center | Studio Zhu-Pei

Dali / China / 2020

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Situated between the Cang mountain chain, rising 4,000 meters in height, and 40 kilometer-long Lake Erhai, the city of Dali was a significant stop on the ancient tea and horse road, and is now an important tourism destination. The old town has largely been preserved and still has some remains of the historic city wall and gate towers.


Inspired by the powerful surrounding landscape, Zhu Pei searched for landscape-related references to solve the architectonic challenges for the Performing Arts Center. A widely cantilevered rectangular roof spans across a built landscape of free-flowing indoor and outdoor spaces, some of which can be combined as an interacting spatial system. As with mountains and valleys, the strong shape of the roof reflects the more organic landscape below and points to the old Chinese principle of yin and yang, where two opposites combine together to form a whole. Formally expressed as organic-shaped hills, the partly sunken spaces transform into a natural garden landscape, promising a high experiential quality that extends inside to the public theatre.


 


Datasheet


Program


Theatre; Amphitheater; Rehearsal hall / Multi-functions hall; Café/Tea/Restaurant; Design shop; Office; Loading and back of house function.


 


Design: 2014-2015


Completion Year: 2020


Area: 8,155sqm


 


Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design: Studio Zhu-Pei


Design Principal: Zhu Pei


Lead Designer: Edwin Lam, Shuhei Nakamura


Project in Charge: Virginia Melnyk


Design Team: You Changchen, Han Mo, He Fan, Liu Ling, Wu Zhigang, Gary Poon, Ke Jun, Wang Peng, Wang Zheng, Ding Xinyue, Feng Chaoying, Chen Yida, Han Yi, Lin Wendi, Du Yao


 


Consultants


Theater: dUCKS scéno, Creative Solution Integration LTD.


Structure: Professor Fu Xueyi, Master of National Engineering Survey and Design


MEP: CCDI


Facade: Shenzhen Dadi Facade Technology CO., LTD.


Lighting: Ning Field Lighting Design CO., LTD.


Acoustic: China IPPR International Engineering CO., LTD.


 


Client: Dali Yang Liping Grand Theatre Co., LTD


Construction: The Third Construction CO., LTD. of YCIH


Photography: Jin Weiqi, Zhang Yao

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    Situated between the Cang mountain chain, rising 4,000 meters in height, and 40 kilometer-long Lake Erhai, the city of Dali was a significant stop on the ancient tea and horse road, and is now an important tourism destination. The old town has largely been preserved and still has some remains of the historic city wall and gate towers. Inspired by the powerful surrounding landscape, Zhu Pei searched for landscape-related references to solve the architectonic challenges for the Performing Arts...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Theatres / Concert Halls / Showrooms/Shops / Bars/Cafés
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