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MAD Architects designs junk boat-inspired theatre

by on Jul 24, 2019 in Architecture
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MAD Architects wins bid to build Yiwu Grand Theater, inspired by the shape of a junk boat

MAD Architect’s proposal for the Yiwu Grand Theater is set to be realised on the south bank of the Dongyang River in Zhejiang Province. With the mountains as a backdrop, and the water as its stage, MAD's design is influenced heavily by the style of a traditional junk. The layering of glass sails is reminiscent of the boats that once transported goods across the waters, while their curves echo the Jiangnan-style eaves of architecture typical of the region.

With the mountains as a backdrop, and the water as its stage, MAD Architect’s design is influenced by the style of a traditional junk

The winning design by MAD Architects includes a grand theatre (1,600 seats), medium theatre (1,200 seats), and international conference centre (capacity of 2,000). The proposal is based on a passive solar design to reduce energy consumption. A glass curtain wall has been developed to act as a shading system and also optimise natural light within the indoor public spaces. It creates a solar greenhouse effect in the winter and, in the summer, it serves as a ventilation system, enhancing airflow circulation inside and outside the building.
MAD Architects Yiwu Grand Theater model04_MAD_Yiwu Grand TheaterMAD Architects Yiwu Grand Theater

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