Project > Kunshan Arts Center

Description

Location Kunshan, Jiangsu Province
Floor Area 72,410m2
Design Time 2009
Completion Time 2012

Award

2015 National Best Project Industry Award Second Prize
2015 Beijing Best Project Design Award Second Prize

Kunshan Arts Center

Located in the sub-center of Kunshan, a city well known for its large water area, the project develops its layout along the river in the site. Rotating and waving, the curvilinear geometries form two volumes that look like twin lotus flower, a symbolic plant of Chinese gardening. At the same time, the dynamic waves also intimate the movement of long sleeves in Kunqu Opera, which originates from Kunshan. Composed by perforated metal panels, the exterior surface wrapping the whole building presents a unique and translucent graphic pattern.