by Katherine McGrath

As far as the arts go, opera hasn’t exactly always been seen as being at the forefront of excitement and creativity. But if you build it, will they come? Norwegian architecture and design firm Snøhetta seems to think so. The firm’s proposal has just been announced as the winning design for Shanghai’s Grand Opera House, a new performing arts center that aims to cement the Chinese city’s place on the global cultural, economic, and scientific landscape and attract a younger set of operagoers with the structure’s arresting design…

Reblogged from Architectural Digest

Image courtesy of MIR and Snøhetta

April 03, 2019