A new performing arts center by Rocco Design Architects recently opened in Shenzhen, China.
The Bao’An Performing Arts Center houses Shenzhen’s first performance hall adapted and equipped for international operas, as well as a 600-seat theater and rehearsal facilities. The 28,000m2 (301,389 square feet) will host performances of opera, dance, symphonies and theater.
A delicately perforated facade recalls ancient Chinese crafts like wood and ivory carving and produces visual effects similar to the shimmering light over the bay, creating openings in public halls and gathering areas and becoming opaque in theater and halls. rehearsal spaces.
The main performance hall will host high-level productions of opera, classical music and ballet. The stage features six double-layered elevators that can be raised and lowered within a range of 10 m (33 ft), opening up new production possibilities. The orchestra pool can be raised to main stage height to extend the performance area into the house.
The 600-seat theater complements the main performance hall and is designed to be flexible to accommodate experimental productions. The stage and seats can be easily rearranged, allowing catwalk, four-sided stage, immersive and interactive experiences.