Gallery: Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Land...

China's new Wuxi Grand Theatre was inspired by a butterfly landing on the edge of a lake, and it features a series of 8 wing-shaped overhanging roofs to protect it from the sun. Designed by Finnish firm PES-Architects, the theater rivals the grandeur of the Sydney Opera House. PES-Architects sought to create an ecologically-sound building while paying careful attention to interior design, landscape design, theatre technology, lighting and acoustic design. The two-auditorium theatre also takes advantage of programmable LED outdoor lighting, daylighting and innovative bamboo interiors.

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