Take an Inspiring Tour of China’s House of Modern Arts, the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Arts Centre

By: | January 30th, 2014

Zaha Hadid Architects won a competition in 2011 to design the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre. Photo © Zaha Hadid Architects

Well-known international architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects presented a stunning modern art center in Changsha, China.  The spectacular International Culture and Arts Centre is made up of three buildings—the Contemporary Art Museum, a Grand Theater, and a Multipurpose Hall that offers other facilities.

The Grand Theatre is the focal point of this ambitious project. It is the largest performance venue in the city, which is designed to seat 1,800 guests.

Each one of the buildings is planned as a grouping of petal-shaped volumes which curve around one another to create a central plaza and a series of connecting lawns, terraces and pathways. The central plaza offers a strong urban experience whereby the flow of pedestrian visitors that come from all sides of the site intersect and meet.

This spectacular Arts Centre is located in the Daheexi District on the northeastern side of the new Changsha Meixi Lake. The arrangement of these architectural parts looks like the precious objects in an urban Chinese garden.

Elegant and innovative, the Changsha Meixihu Lake International Culture & Arts Centre is going to become the new cultural and civic node for the city of Changsha. Take a tour:

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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