Weifang Culture & Art Center

This multi-purpose complex of 250 000 m² is built on a 44-hectare land, and includes a grand theatre and a concert hall.

Information Sheet

New Build Weifang Culture & Art Center.

Location Weifang, China.

Project Cost Non-available.

Time Frame Design: 2006-2010. Construction: 2010-2013. Opening: Summer 2013.

Owner Weifang City Arts and Cultural Centre Building Committee.

Architect(s) RSP Architects Planners Engineers, Shanghai   www.rsp.ae

Theatre Planner(s) Theatre Project Consultants, United Kingdom   theatreprojects.com

Seat Count A 1 500-seat grand theatre and a 900-seat concert hall. The concert hall has a shoe-box geometry. The concert hall stage can be extented from 75 to 100 musicians.

Uses Concert hall: local music ensembles and international touring orchestras. Theatre: Chinese opera, amlified shows, dance, conferences.

Services Basic and acoustical concept for both the theatre and the concert hall, detailed and interior design.

Team Thomas Wulfrank, Project Manager, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Zhang Kui Sheng Design Institute, Shanghai, for local construction supervision.

1/6Weifang Culture & Art CenterView of the Theatre hall from the stage. Photo © Zhang Wanjiang for Theatre Projects (Auditorium and Technical Design)
2/6Weifang Culture & Art CenterGeneral view of the Theatre hall. Photo © Zhang Wanjiang for Theatre Projects (Auditorium and Technical Design)
3/6Weifang Culture & Art CenterThe wall's articulation in the Theatre hall creates strong lateral reflections. Photo © Zhang Wanjiang for Theatre Projects (Auditorium and Technical Design)
4/6Weifang Culture & Art CenterGeneral view of the Concert hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
5/6Weifang Culture & Art CenterSide balcony in the Concert hall creating strong lateral reflections. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
6/6Weifang Culture & Art CenterCeiling acoustic reflectors in the Concert hall. Photo © Kahle Acoustics