A roofscape modelled on patterns of migratory birds will shelter the four wings of the Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre that Zaha Hadid Architects is developing in southern China.
The cultural building, which is under construction in the Jinwan District in Zhuhai, will be built within a lake and incorporate a 1,200-seat theatre, a multifunctional 500-seat hall, a science centre and an art museum.
Once complete, the Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre will measure 170 metres in width and 270 metres in length, from north to south. It will be divided into two large and two small wings, which will become individual venues for the theatre, multifunctional hall, science centre and art museum.
These four venues will be arranged symmetrically around a central plaza, which will serve as a shared, external foyer. This will be accessed by bridges over the surrounding lake to the banks.