Paying tribute to the dramatic climate in the northern Chinese city, MAD Architects designed Harbin’s recently-completed opera house to mimic natural landscapes assaulted by the winter winds.
Built on the Harbin Cultural Island, this opera house comprises a theatre holding over 1,600 and a more intimate auditorium of 400, as well as a rooftop terrace with a view of the Harbin metropolitan skyline.
“We envisioned Harbin Opera House as a cultural centre of the future, a dramatic public space that embodies the integration of human, art and the city identity, while synergistically blending with the surrounding nature,” commented MAD’s founding principal Ma Yanson.
We gotta say, that’s some good synergistic blending.
[Images via MAD Architects]