Shanghai will build a grand opera house as new landmark

Shanghai will build a grand opera house, next to the site of the 2010 World Expo on the bank of a turn of the Huangpu River, as the city’s new landmark.

Shanghai will build a grand opera house as new landmark

Following an international design competition, Snohetta, a Norwegian architectural design institution, has been commissioned to design the Shanghai Grand Opera House, in partnership with Shanghai-based institute of ECADI.

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According to Snohetta, the opera house to be built by 2023 will have a helical roof surface evoking the imagination of a white unfolding Chinese fan or the skirt of a dancer.

The opera houses is designed with three auditoriums with 2,000 seats, 1,200 seats and 1,000 seats, respectively. The roof can be used for large outdoor shows.

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Snohetta has designed several opera houses including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, the Busan Opera Houses in the Republic of Korea, among others.

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