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UNStudio reveal 'mammoth' theatre complex in Hong Kong
POSTED 07 Dec 2018 . BY Andrew Manns
Dutch architecture practice UNStudio have unveiled renderings for the Lyric Theatre Complex – an expansive cultural venue currently being constructed in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District.

The mammoth complex, which will occupy roughly 41,000 sq m of the city’s waterfront, will include a 1,450-seat Lyric Theatre inspired by European "Baroque-era" extravagance; a 600-seat Medium Theatre for smaller-scale productions; and a 270-seat Studio Theatre for intimate performances.

The arts facility will also feature eight dance and rehearsal studios as well as various entertainment, retail, and dining outlets.

Speaking on the project, UNStudio’s co-founder Ben van Berkel said: "In the end, we were able to create a vibrant building that celebrates the enchanting world of dance and theatre and will cater to the future needs of Hong Kong’s theatre-going public."

Hannes Pfau, senior architect at the firm, highlighted the building’s dedication to structural transparency and openness, commenting that the team "created a home for the arts and a stage for the public."

The structure, which has been in the works since 2014, is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The building is expected to be completed in 2021. Credit: Courtesy of UNStudio
In a statement, the West Kowloon District Authority said the complex will "serve as an exploration, development, and collaboration hub for dance companies and artists in Hong Kong". Credit: Courtesy of UNStudio
The complex was explicitly designed to maximise transparency and act as a centre for public engagement. Credit: Courtesy of UNStudio
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UNStudio reveal 'mammoth' theatre complex in Hong Kong
POSTED 07 Dec 2018 . BY Andrew Manns
Dutch architecture practice UNStudio have unveiled renderings for the Lyric Theatre Complex – an expansive cultural venue currently being constructed in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District.

The mammoth complex, which will occupy roughly 41,000 sq m of the city’s waterfront, will include a 1,450-seat Lyric Theatre inspired by European "Baroque-era" extravagance; a 600-seat Medium Theatre for smaller-scale productions; and a 270-seat Studio Theatre for intimate performances.

The arts facility will also feature eight dance and rehearsal studios as well as various entertainment, retail, and dining outlets.

Speaking on the project, UNStudio’s co-founder Ben van Berkel said: "In the end, we were able to create a vibrant building that celebrates the enchanting world of dance and theatre and will cater to the future needs of Hong Kong’s theatre-going public."

Hannes Pfau, senior architect at the firm, highlighted the building’s dedication to structural transparency and openness, commenting that the team "created a home for the arts and a stage for the public."

The structure, which has been in the works since 2014, is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The building is expected to be completed in 2021. Credit: Courtesy of UNStudio
In a statement, the West Kowloon District Authority said the complex will "serve as an exploration, development, and collaboration hub for dance companies and artists in Hong Kong". Credit: Courtesy of UNStudio
The complex was explicitly designed to maximise transparency and act as a centre for public engagement. Credit: Courtesy of UNStudio
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