New art and culture chapter begins
On the occasion of New Year, nothing could be a more beautiful gift for the art lovers of Changsha as Changsha Binjiang Cultural Park has officially opened to the public on Dec 28.
The Changsha Binjiang Cultural Park at the junction delta area of Liuyang and Xiangjiang rivers, Changsha [Photo / Changsha Evening News]
Poised as a new art center of the Hunan provincial capital, the cultural park greeted visitors with relic exhibition, abundant book resources and top-quality art shows. It happened because on the same day, the park got city museum, library and concert hall.
The park, located in the junction delta area of the Liuyang and Xiang rivers, covers an area of 196 mu (13 hectares). The design of buildings in the waterfront area is inspired by the gravels piled on the river bank, making the building cluster a splendid scene towing beside the rivers.
Overseas returned relics provided by Poly Art Museum are on display in Changsha Museum. [Photo / chinanews.com]
Changsha Museum is on the east end of the park. And design of its external walls draw inspiration from the city map, which marks 18 most famous local place names such as Baisha Well, Pozi Street and Orange Island. Calligraphies of 51 local celebrities, and overseas returned relics provided by Poly Art Museum are on display here for public viewing, for free, since Dec 28.
The library uses an essay from Chinese classics as the pattern on its external walls, which shows the rich culture deposits of the city. The library is now home to one million books and can receive 7,000 readers per day.
The pattern of the concert hall exterior is part of a music score composed by the famous musician Guo Mian, from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) when he lived in Hengyang, a city in the south of Hunan province. The score uses both Chinese traditional and modified western notes, meaning that the concert hall embraces various kinds of art forms.
Zhu Jiangang, director of the Hunan Provincial Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said that Changsha will take the Binjiang Cultural Park as a carrier to further upgrade its modern public cultural service system and urban cultural quality.