National Centre for the Performing Arts / Paul Andreu

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Paul Andreu architecte parisĦĦ// 2007
Beijing China // MAP

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National Centre for the Performing Arts is a dynamic new icon to the arts in the heart of old Beijing. The NCPA's ultra-modern architecture is in sharp contrast to its neighbours, the Great Hall of the People and the Tian'anmen. It is a huge silver construction with a total area of 217,500 square meters, with an underground car park of 46,600 square meters. A theatrical motif can be seen in its exterior: the outer titanium shell is broken by a glass curtain, reminiscent of a rising stage curtain, widening at the bottom. Around the lake is a 39,000-m2 green belt, affording the surrounding neighborhood a highly desirable sense of serenity amid the hustle and bustle of a modern city and keeping the NCPA in a tranquil green garden.

National Centre for the Performing Arts

National Centre for the Performing Arts

Paul Andreu architecte paris

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