National Grand Theater of China

The National Grand Theater of China may look like a rendering, but this one is alive in the flesh.

National Grand Theater of China

The National Grand Theater of China may look like a rendering (check the photos below), but this one is alive in the flesh. Just blocks away from the Forbidden City and Tien An Men Square, the National Grand Theater rises in the middle of a lake, a glass-tiled titanium structure with a surface area of 150,000 square meters. The building houses three auditoriums totaling 5,473 seats, with music and theater from the traditional to the modern and international alike. Architect Paul Andreu has added the next element to the face of Chinese architecture, likely for centuries to come. [via ArchDaily]

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