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Guangzhou Opera House
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DESIGNER
 
 
ZHA Zaha Hadid Architects
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Province
Guangdong
Town
Guangzhou
District
Tianhe
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Theatres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2003    
Realisation
2005 - 2011
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Tom Wilkinson, "Opera Houses", Architectural Review 1400, october 2013, pp. 91-104
"Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China", Architectural Review 1400, october 2013
Joseph Giovannini, "Das Opernhaus in Guangzhou. Poetische Bilderwelt / Guangzhou Opera House. Poetic imagery", Architektur Aktuell 378, september 2011 [Bauen mit Licht: Glas / Structures of light], pp. 60-73 (60-95)
"Guangzhou Opera House, China", L'Arca 272, settembre/september 2011 [Archimmagine / Corporate HQ. Guest Editor: Helene Green], pp. 2-8
Frank Kaltenbach, "Kritisch betrachtet. Phantom als Oper? Zaha Hadids Guangzhou Opera House / A critical view. A phantom at the opera house? Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House", Detail 3/2011, marsch/march 2011, pp. 182-184
"Digital worlds", Icon 92, february 2011, pp. 56-75

Brendan McGetrick, "Parametric aria", Icon 92, february 2011, pp. 58-63 (56-75)
"AR preview: Pearl River Delta", Architectural Record 1/2011, janyary 2011, pp. 72-73
Rob Gregory, "A rock and a high place. British architects complete major projects in China's third city", Architectural Review 1367, january 2011, pp. 16-18
Alex Pasternack, "In China, Hadid's opera house catches fire", Architectural Record 6/2009, june 2009, p. 30
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CLIENT
 
 
Guangzhou Municipal Government
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AMOUNT
 
 
yuan 1,380,000,000 [$ 200,000,000]
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Capacity
theatre 1,800 seats
Surface
sq.m. 70,000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
SHTK
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STAFF
 
Design
Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project architect
Woody K.T. Yao
Project leader
Simon Yu
Design team
Jason Guo, Yang Jingwen, Long Jiang, Ta-Kang Hsu, Yi-Ching Liu, Zhi Wang, Christine Chow, Cyril Shing, Filippo Innocenti, Lourdes Sanchez, Hinki Kwong, Junkai Jiang

Competition team - 1st stage
Filippo Innocenti, Matias Musacchio, Jenny Huang, Hon Kong Chee, Markus Planteu, Paola Cattarin, Tamar Jacobs, Yael Brosilovski, Viggo Haremst, Christian Ludwig, Christina Beaumont, Lorenzo Grifantini, Flavio La Gioia, Nina Safainia, Fernando Vera, Martin Henn, Achim Gergen, Graham Modlen, Imran Mahmood

Competition team - 2nd stage
Cyril Shing, YanSong Ma, Yosuke Hayano, Adriano De Gioannis, Barbara Pfenningstorff
Architect of record
Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Structural consultant
SHTK (Shanghai, China)
Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Facades consultant
KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)
Systems
Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Mechanical engineer
Max Fordham and Partners (London, UK)
Electrical engineer
OK Design Group
Theatre consultant
ENFI (Beijing, China)
Lighting engineer
Beijing Light & View (Beijing, China)
Acoustical consultant
Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
Project management
Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
Quantity surveyor
Guangzhou Jiancheng Engineering Costing Consultant, Office Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
General contractor
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd. (Guangdong, China)
 
 
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