Architecture is known as “solidified music”.
And music is called “mobile architecture”.
On the prosperous Huaihai Road, the Shangyin Opera House can be described as quiet in the chaos. It is the first domestic full-floating opera house constructed with integral vibration isolation technology, which was jointly designed by a number of Chinese and foreign teams.
The Shangyin Opera House has a 1,200-seat medium-sized opera hall and 4 rehearsal halls for opera, orchestral music, chorus, and folk music, as well as a professional academic lecture hall. Dean Liao Changyong called it “the place where dreams begin.”
The Shangyin Opera House is located in the Hengshan Road-Fuxing Road Historic and Cultural Protection Block. The design fully takes into account the urban context of the historic block. The building facade materials adopt GRC panels and UHPC panels, and the color and scale correspond to the surrounding historic district buildings.
Fenyang Road used to be a street in the French Concession. The phoenix trees are lush, quiet and beautiful. The facade of the building adjacent to Fenyang Road is soft and delicate, which is well integrated into the original atmosphere of the street.
The color and texture of each venue of the Shangyin Opera House are inspired by bricklaying patterns, leaving gaps between bricks, making the building full of rhythm, transparent and natural.
The two-story entrance hall is the connection between the public space in the building and the various function halls, as well as the connection between the inside and outside of the building.
The spiral staircase is designed with lighting to create a bright and comfortable traffic space to guide the flow of people.
The color style of the small performance hall continues the liveliness of the hall, and the enclosed space form and height difference design can accommodate more audiences.
Noise Reduction Design
The design team designed the theater auditorium to be suspended above 100 sets of vibration isolation springs. The vibration isolation spring completely separates the opera house from the bottom to the top, the side and the surrounding structure. It reduces the noise of the surrounding subway bus to close to zero.
Exchange Lecture Hall
As a functional space for auxiliary use, the design of the communication lecture hall is also unambiguous, with intertwined diamond-shaped wooden grids and ceilings full of classical charm.
The horseshoe-shaped structure in the theater (the auditorium is a semi-enclosed ring structure) allows the audience to be closer to the stage. The unique design of the liftable anti-sound board and the liftable orchestra can provide first-class sound field effects for various vocal and instrumental performances.
The subtitle display behind the seat can provide subtitle switching in 8 different languages. Today, only a few international opera houses such as the Vienna State Opera have used this technology.
The facade material of the building is also very compatible with the green landscape, and a touch of green on the roof brings vitality to the building.