Meixihu International Culture and Art Center to shine Changsha
Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center, a new cultural landmark for the Hunan capital, held a commemorative activity on Aug 31 before its official opening on Sept 2, Changsha Evening News reported.
Designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the center itself is a piece of art. It consists of a composition of three fluid hibiscus petals around its internal central atrium, which juxtaposes the various patchworks of gallery space in seamless fashion.
On the opening day, visitors could appreciate the artwork of various scenes created though lights and sounds, such as being under a starry sky and on a soft sandy beach, offering both acoustic and visual feasts.
Visitors appreciate art in Grand Theater of the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center, which is newly open to the public in Changsha city, Hunan province. [Photo by Huang Qiqing/icswb.com]
"It seems that the whole building and facilities are dancing with the music," said one visitor. "Being a Changsha local, I feel so proud of such a landmark building."
"In the future, the Meixihu International Culture and Art Center will hold activities at regular intervals, so that Changsha residents can find out more about the construction of the project," introduced a staff member, adding that visitors can follow the center's WeChat account for further information.
Designed to host world-standard performances, the International Culture and Arts Center consists of a Grand Theater, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities.
An interior view of the sinuous curves of the Grand Theater of the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center. [Photo by Gu Langyu/icswb.com]
With a total area of 48,116 square meters, the Grand Hall is the largest performance venue in the city with a maximum capacity of 1,800 seats.
From Sept 2 onwards, various types of performances will be staged in the new arena, including the drama Same Time, Next Year (a Chinese adaptation of the 1975 romantic comedy by Canadian playwright Bernard Slade) starring Chinese award-winning actress Jiang Wenli; an opera of The Dream of Red Mansions which has been staged by the San Francisco Opera; and ballet performance of Swan Lake on Ice by Russian artists.
Scan the QR code and a three-dimension panorama view of the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center can be viewed. [Photo/icswb.com]
The center embodies the values of functionality, elegance and innovation, all of which will help make it part of the new cultural and civic node for the Hunan province capital.
It's reported that discounted tickets will be offered to benefit more Changsha people.
Source: Changsha Evening News