Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre
The starting point for the design was “Extraordinary experiences for ordinary users”, with the aim of creating a new type of cultural centre. The SCAC, Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre, similar in size to the Sydney Opera House, is on the south-eastern coast, in a major commercial area between Hong Kong and Shanghai and it is the world first's ceramic theatre and concert hall.
Nieuwbouw Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre.
Locatie Mawei New Town, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China.
Bouwkosten 2 billion Yuan (approx. 320 million €).
Periode Competition: 2014. Design: 2014-2015. Construction: 2015-2017. Opening: October 2018.
Opdrachtgever Mawei New Town construction Development Co. Ltd.
Architect(en) PES-Architects, Helsinki www.pesark.com • China Construction Engineering Design Group Corp, Fu.
Artiest Samuel Hsuan-yu Shi (Ceramic Artist), Taiwan.
Capaciteit The Fuzhou culture centre comprises an opera house with 1 600 seats (based on the Italian horseshoe theatre), a concert hall with 1 000 seats (based on the vineyard paradigm), a multifunctional theatre with 700 seats (shoebox hall), an art exhibition building, a movie centre, and commercial premises. Gross floor: 153 000 m².
Gebruik The opera house hosts Chinese and classical Western operas. The concert hall hosts classical and amplified music performances. The multifunctional theatre holds conferences, theatre (trade), and shows and amplified music concerts.
Werkzaamheden Room acoustic design for the main performance spaces (1 000 seat concert hall and 1 600 seat opera hall), from competition to final design.
Adviseur(s) Eckhard Kahle, Thomas Wulfrank, Yann Jurkiewicz, Juan Óscar García Gómez, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with Henrik Möller, Akukon Oy, Helsinki, and Wang Jing Bo (TJAD, Tongji University).
Acoustic optimisation of curved architecture in practice: the new Straight Cultural Arts Center in Fuzhou, Yann Jurkiewicz, Henrik Möller, Thomas Wulfrank, Jingbo Wang, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics (Belgium), Akukon (Finland), Tongji Architectural Design Group (China), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Room Acoustics, ISRA 2019 Amsterdam (Netherlands), September 2019.