The four seasons are elegant and interesting, and the opera dream is good news.
China Yangzhou Canal Grand Theater is located on the north bank of Mingyue Lake, the core of Yangzhou West District, designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University. The exterior architectural design integrates the natural environment and human landscape around Mingyue Lake, creating a lofty artistic conception of “Yangzhou with a full moon, the gate of culture”.
| 开启城市的文化之门 |
Open the Door to the City’s Culture
When dusk falls, the lights on the 17,000-square-meter outer curtain wall of Yangzhou Canal Grand Theater are turned on, occupying the visual focus of Mingyue Lake. The dazzling curtain wall lights are equipped with musical fountains. Under the reflection of the lake water, it vividly reproduces the prosperous scene of “the night bridge lights up with the stars”, showing distinct cultural characteristics.
Under the afterglow, the texture of the building façade, the interior space revealed by the opening, and the hazy picture reflected on the lake surface seem to tell the story between the opera and the people.
The courtyard formed by the semi-enclosed building shape, and the meandering green lawn area on the ground reflects the cascading design of the building façade. A meandering passage runs through the center of the building and also connects the lake view with the city buildings.
On the west side is the theater function area, with a construction area of about 86,000 square meters and a total of 4 theaters. The four performance halls with spring flowers, summer bamboo, autumn leaves and winter snow as the design keynotes each have their own functional positioning and design characteristics. The building on the east side is a cultural and commercial complex with a total of five floors and a total construction area of about 58,000 square meters, which will provide necessary supporting functions for the theater.
The art gallery of Yangzhou Canal Grand Theater runs through the north and south of the building, connecting various performance halls, north and south entrance halls, and is the main public space of the theater. The north and south entrance halls take the cloud skirt and water sleeves as the theme. Through the continuous curve of the top and the wall, the fluidity of the space is strengthened, and the soft and beautiful artistic conception of dance music is expressed.
| 唤醒艺术的剧院之韵 |
Awakening the Rhythm of the Theatre of Art
The auditorium of the 1,600-seat Opera Hall adopts a platform-style layout, with scattered heights, like petals blooming layer by layer. The red seats are in sharp contrast with the light-colored walls, like delicate flower stamens.
The entire stage area of the opera hall consists of the main stage, the left and right side stages and the rear stage. Mainly used for musicals, ballets, large-scale variety shows and large-scale conferences.
The 800-seat theater hall is mainly in the shape of summer bamboo. The tall and straight walls grow upward and are integrated with the top surface, making the audience feel as if they are in the thick bamboo forest. The auditorium adopts the method of dividing the stands by zoning, the heights are scattered, and the space is rich in layers.
The theme of the multi-functional hall is autumn leaves, and the image of the ancient city of fallen leaves is used to reproduce the beautiful scene of the ancient city in late autumn through the falling ginkgo. The auditorium has a flexible layout and is equipped with retractable seats, etc., which can meet the needs of various performance scenarios.
| 聆听戏剧的传统之潮 |
Hear the Tide of Traditional Opera
The 200-500-seat Chinese Traditional Opera Hall is 33 meters long, 23 meters wide and 15.8 meters high. It is in the form of a black box theater, wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Its design is to integrate the traditional theater for performing arts into the modern performance hall, drawing on the elements of the plum garden in the classical gardens of Yangzhou. The entire hall is dominated by white, with gold embellishments. White ice cracked glazed ceramic plate, creating the atmosphere of winter snow.
In terms of function, it emphasizes multi-functional and variable design. The stage components are equipped with various performance forms, which can be opened and closed, and can be advanced and retreated. It is specially designed for Yangzhou local folk art and can meet the needs of various folk art performances across the country.