Canadian studio Revery Architecture in collaboration with Hong Kong-based Architectural firm Ronald Lu & Partners have designed the Xiqu Centre, an opera house in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District complete with aluminium slats arranged in wavy patterns. The eight-storey musical complex is the prestigious new home for traditional Chinese opera and creates a landmark entrance at the gateway to the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), the city's new hub for arts and culture. The aluminium forms huge woven panels around the opera house and it results in a dynamic, undulating exterior with thousands of wavy slats that very much resemble fabric or ripples across the water. The complex also includes a restaurant, a 200-seat theatre, studios, rehearsal spaces, educational and administrative areas, lecture rooms and retail spaces. The theatre is lifted 27 metres off the ground to open up the lower levels and the acoustics of the auditorium are further isolated from the urban movement and ambient noise below that surround the site.
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