In their latest cultural venue project, UNStudio was recently selected by Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) to design the Lyric Theatre that will be built in the developing cultural district. UNStudio will be working with local firm AD+RG.
The theater's schematic design is expected to be revealed this fall, and the venue is expected to be built by 2019.
Read on for more project details UNStudio shared with us below.
"The 1,200-seat Lyric Theatre will be Hong Kong’s first world-class facility for dance performances, including ballet, contemporary and Chinese dance forms. In the run up to the opening of further major performing arts venues in the WKCD, it will also be used for a wide variety of performing arts events including drama, opera and musical performances. The Lyric Theatre will act as a platform for Hong Kong’s leading arts organisations, and be a new major venue to show programmes from Asia and worldwide.
In the design for the new Lyric Theatre UNStudio will draw and expand upon knowledge garnered from its in-house research into the latest innovations in the material sciences, innovative organisational and sustainable principles and its extensive experience and research into auditorium acoustics."
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