MAD Architects has revealed designs for the new China Philharmonic Hall, a beautiful concert hall with a gently curved translucent facade that will glow like an ethereal lantern at night. Created in collaboration with renowned acoustic expert Yasuhisa Toyota, the state-of-the-art concert hall in Beijing will serve as the new permanent home of the China Philharmonic Orchestra. The building was inspired by Eastern philosophy and will become “a cultural exchange and China’s new locus for classical music.”
Located at the south side of the Workers Stadium East Gate in Beijing’s Central Business District, the China Philharmonic Hall will cover an 11,600-square-meter site with a total floor area of 26,578 square meters. The concert hall is envisioned as a “hidden gem” of Beijing and a place for peaceful respite in the city. “We wanted to create a pure and sacred oasis in the midst of the bustling city,” says Ma Yansong, founder & principal partner of MAD Architects. “From the moment you enter the building, you will be taken to another time and space.”
The concert hall will be surrounded by a lotus pond and lush greenery. The building’s translucent facade will bear likeness to draped fabric that gently lifts upwards at the entrances. Natural light pours into the building through the translucent white curtain wall, which also makes the building look as if it is glowing at night. The curvaceous interior will comprise a 1,600-seat main concert hall, 400-seat rehearsal hall, a professional recording studio, library, collection gallery, offices, and rehearsal rooms. The China Philharmonic Hall will begin construction later this year with an expected completion date in 2019.
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