Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture & Arts Center

The Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture & Arts Center aims to become the new cultural and civic node for the city of Changsha, China, and well as a global cultural destination.
The Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture & Arts Center defines itself by extreme sinuous curves that radiate from each of the three independent structures and links them by a pedestrianized landscape. Outward views are afforded by ribbons of glazing and balconies that serve the dual purpose of admitting daylight into the galleries.
This Zaha Hadid‘s winning design embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces: A Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities.


The Grand Theatre is the focal point of the Changsha International Culture & Arts Centre. It is the largest performance venue in the city with a total capacity of 1800 seats. The Small Theatre (Multipurpose Hall) with a capacity of 500 seats, accommodate a broad range of functions and shows that span from banquets and commercial events to small plays, fashion shows, and music.


Retail areas and restaurant facilities are seated in an open and gently sunken courtyard linking visitors to and from the basement level.

An external plaza which faces Meixi Lake Road allows for outdoor sculptures, exhibitions, and events to be extended to an expansive outdoor space.


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