Helix

Conceptual Design for an Opera House in Shanghai

The Opera House is located on the former Shanghai World Expo site by the waterfront. This shortlisted proposal draws inspiration from the biological morphology of the helix shell- a dynamic enclosure containing a pearl-like centrepiece theatre within. The structure becomes in itself a musical instrument which resonates with the sea. The three relatively independent volumes are linked via a flowing, organic circulation of stairs and ramps, which can also be inhabited by the public.

 
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