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Thursday, October 01, 2020

Steven Chilton Architects, Taihu Show Theatre in Wuxi (China)

Drawing inspiration from the nearby Sea of Bamboo Park of Yixing, this theater of the city of Wuxi rises close to Lake Taihu as a permanente venue for The House of Dancing Water, a show written and directed by Franco Dragone.

A work of the London firm headed by Steven Chilton, the circular building seats an audience of 2,000 under a huge metal roof composed of triangular golden pieces of anodized aluminum that create a play of lights and shadows the way lattices do. It is perimetrally held up by 365 thin and slanting white steel columns that deliberately act as a screen, interfering in the visual connection between the interior and the surroundings. In this way, roof and columns provide shade over the surface of the facade.
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