Guangzhou Opera House was designed by Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Located downstream of Pearl River, the building with bold designs covers an area of 42000 square meters, and the investment is over 10 billion yuan (15 million USD).
Guangzhou Opera House has 1800 seats with all sorts of equipment. It looks like two pebbles, one larger while the other smaller. The larger pebble serves as the theather, while the smaller one is the multi-function hall. It is said that the construction is even more difficult and complicated than that of Bird's Nest in Beijing, because no beam or column connection is the same as any other.
Inside the opera house the stone walls of the halls form an array of mountains, while the transparent glass walls give people a beautiful view of Pearl River. The stage and even the audience's seats are movable.
Guangzhou Opera House is one of the venues of the 9th China Art Festival (May 10 - 25, 2010). Many high-level art and culture shows at home and abroad will be staged in the opera house, including Italian opera Turandot.
Guangzhou is a shopping paradise. You can buy many goods in pedestrian street like Shangxiajiu. Please see it for more:http://www.chinahighlights.com/guangzhou/top-places-to-shop.htm They are in City area. You can take a subway to there. Yuexiu Park, Chen Ancestral Shrine and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall are must see attractions for many people. Some tours on our website are for your reference: http://www.chinahighlights.com/guangzhou/tours.htm
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Hi, Cris Weer, You have asked a very professional question. Probably only the designers of the building know the answer. Probably you can contact the designers and ask them why.Ruru Zhou replied on 2010-11-01