view of the Nantong Grand Theater & Nantong Art Museum from the lake © 燕飞
On the east side of the Zilang Lake in Nantong Middle Innovation District, there will be a “Super Art Hall” with a total construction area of more than 110,000 square meters, ranking among the top five in terms of volume in China. It is also the final work of Paul Andrew, the world’s contemporary romantic architect. Standing beside Zilang Lake in Nantong Innovation Zone, the Grand Theater looks like a piano playing in concert, forming a unique landscape of “Qinshan bead water”.The Nantong Art Museum has a total construction area of 32,000 square meters and a height of about 24 meters. It is composed of two semicircles with different styles. The southwest side along the road is a relatively regular semicircle. The facade of the building has a smooth arc, supplemented by white perforations. The aluminum plate echoes the Nantong Grand Theater next to it. The “boxes” scattered along the lake side in the northeast are like “kaleidoscopes” blooming in art.
▼夜间鸟瞰大剧院和美术馆，night view of the Nantong Grand Theater & Nantong Art Museum © 燕飞
Nantong Grand Theater/Nantong Art Museum Lighting Concept
For the Grand Theatre, she is a “pearl of Nantong”, a mysterious and brilliant medium that connects light culture with the city. The feeling of the whole night is like flowing clouds and flowing water, changing light and shadow, the name card of the city, and the color of water and light.
▼大剧院灯光，light of the Grand Theater © 燕飞
the light and bright building skin integrated with the landscape, forming a reflection on the lake © 燕飞
The light in the museum is scattered and interwoven like a culture. Her light disperses naturally from inside to outside, quiet and elegant, and integrates with the light in the public area of the exhibition hall. The relationship between the virtual and the real of the skin is perfectly reflected. The Grand Theater and the Art Museum, moving and quiet, bring out the best in each other.
▼美术馆灯光，light of the Art Museum © 燕飞
The overall lighting planning strategy starts from themacro thinking of the overall innovation zone, takes planning characteristicsand architectural genes as the main body, and uses lighting to bring out theunique features of the night. Especially for the Grand Theater, Art Galleries, Conventionsand Exhibitions, and surrounding supporting businesses, starting from theaspect of integration, ymbiosis and interaction, let light become a link and aflashpoint. Let the light activate the atmosphere of the city in four furtheraspects. 1: Elegant city interface, 2: Artistic lake vision, 3: Water bodynight tour light show, 4: Interactive city lighting。
▼灯光核心概念草图，concept sketch © 钟鸣
” Beautiful and majestic music in the Qin Hill, boating ripples in the pearl water ” — The design concept of the Grand Theater is “Qinshan and Zhushui”. Along the lake side of the Grand Theater, the undulating roof is used to stretch and smooth, just like two pianos playing in concert, releasing melodious music. And like a dancing paper luan to take advantage of the wind. On the city side, there is a soft curve, white stage tower, like a light auspicious cloud, standing on the Zilang Lake, guiding pedestrians to the lake, to show them the beautiful lakeshore landscape.
▼大剧院沿湖近人视角，lake view of the Grand Theater © 燕飞
The facade and roof of the Grand Theatre are shaped in an irregular curved form, which is deeply imprinted by the design of the master architect Paul Andrews. On the city side, there is a soft curve, white stage tower, like a light auspicious cloud, standing on the Zilang Lake, guiding pedestrians to the lake, to show them the beautiful lakeshore landscape. And like a dancing paper kite to ride the wind. On one side of the lake, the undulating roof unfolds smoothly, like two pianos playing in concert. From the air, the five halls like five petals, blooming in the purple lang lake.
▼大剧院鸟瞰屋顶细部，details of the Grand Theater © 燕飞
▼舒展流畅的曲线造型，the dynamic curved form © 燕飞
Nantong Art Museum
Nantong Art Museum at night and the opposite of the Grand Theater form an opposing response, the art museum at night should be more introverted and elegant. The facade of the gallery is not illuminated too much, but combined with the physical relationship of the building itself, the most simplified lighting technique is used to simulate the natural effect of light permeating from inside to outside, and the appropriate emphasis is placed at the entrance.
▼美术馆日间实景，view of the Art Museum in the daytime © 燕飞
▼美术馆立面细部，details of the Grand Theater © 燕飞
Interior of the Nantong Grand Theater
Purple Lang Lake sound elegant rhythm, a series of good opera together bosom friends. “Adhering to the concept of ‘art makes life better’, Nantong Grand Theatre is committed to building a stage for the performance of elegant art, a cultural living room for urban communication and a popular base for art education. The project covers a total construction area of 105,000 square meters and consists of five parts: opera hall, drama hall, concert hall, multi-function hall and children’s theater. Among the five halls, the Opera Hall can hold 1600 seats, ranking among the top five in scale in China, and creating a new cultural and artistic landmark of Nantong and even the Yangtze River Delta.
▼大剧院主入口视角，view from the entrance of the Grand Theater © 燕飞
▼大剧院入口室内灯光实景，lighting scene of the entrance hall © 燕飞
corrugated panel ceiling details at the entrance, indirect lighting integrated with the ceiling© 钟鸣
▼歌剧厅前厅室内灯光实景，lighting scene of the public space of the opera hall © 燕飞
▼二层外环廊朝湖视角灯光实景，lighting scene of the public space on the second floor © 燕飞
▼二层音乐厅入口，the entrance of the concert hall © 燕飞
▼音乐厅室内观众台视角灯光实景，interior view of the concert hall © 燕飞
▼戏剧厅室内灯光实景，interior view of the drama hall © 燕飞
▼歌剧厅室内灯光实景，interior view of the opera hall © 燕飞
▼儿童剧场室内灯光实景，interior view of the children’s theater © 燕飞
项目设计 & 完成年份 项目开始：2018年；项目竣工：2021年
规划+建筑设计：Paul Andreu architecte Paris & SAS PLUS+北京市建筑设计研究院有限公司第三建筑设计院