AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The Xiqu Centre
Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out.
Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.
Please join us for a building tour of The Xiqu Centre designed by Revery Architecture with Ronald Lu & Partners.
The Xiqu Centre is a modern home for Chinese Opera in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The building was conceived as a cultural sanctuary: a blend of theatre, art, and public space, and a place for contemplation and celebration. A gateway to the new Cultural District, the eight-storey building’s facade is reminiscent of a beaded curtain, akin to the type often seen in traditional Chinese opera. The centre has a total area of 13,800m² and houses the Grand Theatre, accommodating 1,050 seats.
In response to the unique nature of the Xiqu Opera art form, the acoustics of the main theatre have been designed to support the natural voice by encouraging earlier reflection, from an acoustically non-absorbent ceiling to the audience below, as well as by modulating the room’s reverberation time. Various other devices, including acoustic curtains and banners, will ensure clarity of sound for amplified performances.
The main theatre, with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city beyond, is flanked by two outdoor sky gardens. Below this are rehearsal spaces, lecture halls, classrooms, a teahouse theatre, retail areas and administrative offices – all of which overlook a central courtyard.
The tour will be led by Ronald Lu & Partners and Revery Architecture.
This event will be our last local building tour for 2018 and, as only limited space is available, early registration is strongly recommended.