Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects, in Changsha, China, consisting of the Grand Theatre, the Museum and the Small Theatre (Multipurpose Hall).
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The Grand Theatre is the largest performance venue in the city with a total capacity of 1800 seats.
The Museum’s composition of three fluid petals around its internal central atrium.
The Small Theatre (Multipurpose Hall) is characterized by its flexibility.
From Zaha Hadid Architects:
“The Grand Theatre is the focal point of the Changsha International Culture & Arts Centre. It is the largest performance venue in the city with a total capacity of 1800 seats. Designed to host world-standard performances the building contains will contain all the necessary front of house functions, such as lobbies, cloakrooms, bars, restaurants, and VIP hospitality, as well as the required ancillary functions, such as administration, rehearsal rooms, backstage logistics, dressing and make-up rooms, and wardrobe.
The Museum’s composition of three fluid petals around its internal central atrium, juxtaposes of the various patchworks of gallery spaces in a truly seamless fashion. With outward views and balconies to its exteriors, it aims to engage the site’s unique location and surrounding views into some of its gallery spaces. An external plaza which faces Meixi Lake Road allows for outdoor sculptures, exhibitions and events to be extended to an expansive outdoor space.
The Small Theatre (Multipurpose Hall) is characterized by its flexibility. With a maximum capacity of 500 seats, it can be adapted and transformed to different configurations. It can therefore accommodate a broad range of functions and shows that span from banquets and commercial events to small plays, fashion shows and music.”
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