Suzhou Bay Cultural Center (C3 no.412)


Christian de Portzamparc

C3 no.412 / pp.14-39 (26 pages)


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Suzhou Bay Cultural Center _ Christian de Portzamparc

Suzhou, China, 2020

The Möbius strip inspires a looping structure enclosing a lakeside cultural complex
In the megacity of Suzhou, west of Shanghai, Paris-based Christian de Portzamparc has designed the Suzhou Bay Cultural Center, a showcase project within the Wujiang Lakefront Masterplan located where a central east-west pedestrian axis, which cuts through a grid of new development, meets Lake Tai. The cultural center includes a 1,600-seat opera house, a 600-seat modular hall, two museums, an exhibition center, a convention center, cafés, restaurants, cinemas, as well as shopping malls, on a total surface area of 215,000㎡. […]