Shanghai Grand Theatre (Shanghai, China) : Overall view from Ren Min Da Dao street (main entrance façade)

Creator:
ARTE Jean-Marie Charpentier et Associes Architects, founded 1969
Published/Created:
Shanghai, Shanghai Shi (municipality), China
intersection of Central Boulevard and Huangpi Road South in People's Square; 300 Ren Min Da Dao
1994-1998
Physical Description:
55,000 m2 (area)
Date Depicted:
6/1/2009
Materials:
glass; steel
Notes:
The Shanghai Grand Theatre is located in the northern part of the People's Square in Huangpu District, Shanghai. The building was designed by French architect Jean-Marie Charpentier. Interior design was by Studios Architecture. It was opened in 1998. The modern building evokes Chinese tradition in the square base (earth) and the upturned arc of the roof (sky). The glass facade is suspended by steel cables to allow maximum transparency. It hosts Western repertoire theater, symphony and dance. The building's large terraced roof was constructed with a steel structure weighing 6,500 tons, put together at the construction site. The main façades form a clear glass box that allows people on the street to view the spaces the audience go through to reach the foyers, restaurants, and boutiques arranged around the central 1,800 seat auditorium with its 3,700 square meter stage. There are also two basement floors with a parking garage.
Variant Titles:
Shanghai Grand Theater
Topics:
Architecture -- China -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
Chinese
Accession Number:
1A1-CJM-SGT-A3
Coordinates:
+31.232+121.467
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
performing arts buildings: theaters (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; performing arts buildings; concert halls; opera houses; buildings; performing arts buildings; performing arts centers; buildings; performing arts buildings; theaters (buildings) architecture; contemporary (1960 to present); music; Performing ar
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Seven
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4349
OID:
10460471
PID:
digcoll:1797878