BIG and BIAD’s design for Shenzhen’s new Opera House on the city’s waterfront, the Rhythm of the Sea, received second prize in the international competition. Located at the Shenzhen Bay Coastal Recreation Zone Park, the southern end of the Shekou Peninsula in Nanshan District, the project site neighbors the Shekou Mountain Park on the northwest, the vacant mixed-use land on the north, the Shenzhen Bay Sports Park on the east, and the existing residential area on the southwest. It has a unique geographical location and fascinating landscape featuring mountain and sea views. The total construction area is 222,000 square meters, with a design scope of 175,000 square meters, carrying the functions of opera hall, concert hall, multifunctional theater and supporting facilities.
▼项目概览，overview ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
With Shenzhen Opera House as the core, the whole area will be created into a cultural belt integrating coasts, communities, buildings and parks. The project is expected to become a world-class palace of art, a new platform for cultural exchanges and a high-quality coastal art parlor for citizens, turning the area into a renowned vibrant bay.
▼活力海湾，a renowned vibrant bay ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
▼海平面上的建筑，the Opera House on the sea level ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
Based on this, the Rhythm of the Sea is conceived as a fantasy factory seamlessly integrating production and performance in back-of-house and front-of-house volumes, creating an extraordinary terrain shaped by the diverse spaces of the opera house for audience members and the public to explore. The design embodies Shenzhen’s experimental ethos and uses technology and innovation to set new standards for performance art, and connect opera to new audiences and generations.
▼室内公共空间，the indoor public space ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
BIG and BIAD’s second place-winning design in the international competition for Shenzhen’s new opera house, The Rhythm of the Sea, extends the life of the city to the water, creating a park that brings the harbor into the foyers and opera guests out to the bay. The new waterfront destination offers experiences of performance art whether you have a ticket or not.
▼活动平台，the platforms for gathering ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
Shenzhen, as an important platform of China’s Reform and Opening Up, is a modern coastal city full of vitality and creativity. And Shenzhen Opera House will become the most important cultural facility among Shenzhen’s ‘Ten Major Cultural Facilities in the New Era’. Therefore, International Architecture Design Competition of Shenzhen Opera House has attracted much attention worldwide. Via Global Invitation and Open Call, International Architecture Design Competition of Shenzhen Opera House received designs from more than one hundred registered teams. And 17 teams from 14 countries and regions were shortlisted, representing the world-class architectural design standards.
▼歌剧厅入口，the entrance ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
▼演出大厅，the opera hall ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
▼开放餐厅，the open dining space ? Tegmark and Bucharest Studio
3月16日竞赛结果揭晓，让?努维尔事务所荣获一等奖，Bjarke Ingels Group A/S +北京市建筑设计研究院联合体、隈研吾建筑都市设计事务所+深圳大学建筑设计研究院有限公司联合体荣获二等奖，MVRDV B.V.+广州市设计院联合体、挪威斯诺赫塔事务所、REX 建筑设计事务所+JET杰恒建筑师事务所联合体荣获三等奖。感谢我们的团队及合作伙伴，包括Aterlier Ten，Front Inc，Nagata Acoustics，Systemica以及Theatre Projects！恭喜让·努维尔团队！
The final results of the competition were announced on March 16th. The first prize went to Ateliers Jean Nouvel, while Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) + Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) Consortia, Kengo Kuma & Associates + Shenzhen University Institute of Architectural Design Consortia received the second prize, and MVRDV B.V. + Guangzhou Design institute Consortia，Sn?hetta, REX Architecture, P.C. + JET Design Architect Inc. Consortia won the third prize. Thank you to our partners and collaborators on the design! They are Aterlier Ten, Front Inc, Nagata Acoustics, Systemica and Theatre Projects, and congratulations to the Jean Nouvel team!