Architecture: Theater in the form of a Chinese puzzle ball

It is planned to be built in Guangzhou.

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Architectural agency Steven Chilton Architects has developed the concept of a domed theater building resembling a complex carved Chinese toy. Puzzle balls are turned from one piece of jade or ivory in such a way as to produce several spheres placed one inside the other. They need to be rotated to align the holes in each of the spheres.

The walls of the theater are planned to be built of reinforced concrete and reinforced with a steel frame. Part of the “thread” on the external panels will be an additional source of lighting the lobby.

In the theater for two thousand seats will show a permanent show based on national culture.

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