Carlos Ott

Hangzhou Grand Theatre

As the most important cultural facility of the capital of the Zhejiang province, the Hangzhou Grand Theater has been conceived not as a building but as a sculpture. "A pearl in it's oyster's shell". The moon shaped building formed only by curvilinear planes incorporates the green open area surrounding it. The opera hall is easily recognizable from the outside by its inverted conical shape. A rooftop restaurant provides dramatic views of the outdoor amphitheater and the river.