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ZHA unveils new cultural centre for Zhuhai, China

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled the Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre, a cultural centre and hub of creativity heading to Zhuhai, China.

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According to Zaha Hadid Architects, construction is moving forward on the Jinwan Civic Art Centre. The steel structure of the lattice roof canopy has now been installed over two of the four cultural venues.

Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre will become a hub of modern creativity. It is located in Jinwan district’s Western Ecological New Town.

The centre will feature four cultural institutions – a 1,200-seat grand theatre, a 500-seat multifunctional hall, a science centre, and an art museum.

The latticed steel canopies covering each venue, which will be connected by a central plaza, are inspired by migratory birds soaring in formation across southern China.

Four cultural institutions in Zhuhai, China

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The centre will also feature interconnecting bridges, as well as promenades with cafés, restaurants and educational facilities.

There will be a rooftop piazza, with footbridges and stairs connecting to each cultural venue, and an external amphitheatre. This will be used for outdoor performances and events.

Jinwan Civic Art Centre is part of the city’s initiative to target the natural filtration, storage and reuse of at least 70 percent of its rainwater.

The landscaping’s irrigation system uses humidity and soil-moisture sensors to control and reduce water consumption. The building’s indoor air quality monitoring systems will boast intelligent control to automatically adjust interior areas.

Construction progress on Jinwan Civic Art Centre

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In addition, the centre will use waste heat recovery to meet demand for hot water, with water-saving appliances connected to its water recycling system.

Meanwhile, Chimelong Group has announced the opening of a marine science park, known as Zhuhai Chimelong Marine Science Park, in 2021.

The marine science park will be the largest indoor attraction of its kind in the world. It will conserve manatees, freshwater stingrays and live corals.

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