An Art Feast to Be Presented
Meixi Lake International Culture and Arts is under construction [Photo by Zou Lin]
Located in Hunan Xiangjiang New Area, the Meixi Lake International Culture and Arts Center springs up like beautiful hibiscus flowers beside the Meixi Lake. On Feb 26, the first GRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) curtain wall was installed, which marks the beginning of curtain wall installation in the Grand Theater. And the theater is expected to be completed and an art show would make its debut at the end of June in 2017, and the overall project will be completed at the end of 2017. According to staff at Beijing Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd., the GRC curtain wall made by more environmental friendly, light, solid materials with better artistic texture compared with traditional wall materials, which is a kind of building material products with unique feature. The GRC curtain wall in the Grand Theatre covers up a total of 43500 square meters, about 6500 pieces, and each one applied by double curved surface, thus it requires accurate installation.
Deputy General Manager at Project Management Department of Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture and Arts Center Liu Rangping introduced that it is divided into three parts including a grand theatre, an art gallery and a small theater with steel structure consumption up to more than 22000 tons, taking up total area of 125000 square meters, and nearly 70000 square meters roof area composed of more than 13000 pieces of special-shaped curved surface fiber concrete curtain panels, each pieces used in different sizes, the largest one has 15 square meters, weighing a ton. “The installation shall be done in accordance with the sequence, and the error must be limited within 2 mm.” Liu Rangping said.
“There are 1800 seats in the theater and it is undoubtedly a challenging to ensure that every audience has excellent visual effects,” said Liu Rangping.The decoration and electrical installation of the theater has been completed currently, all air conditioners, audio and elevator equipment will be on trial in the first half of 2017, and are expected to put into operation by the end of June. By then, residents could enjoy the first-class cultural art feast in Changsha.
By Yang Rong
Source: Changsha Evening News