Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall

RELEASE: August-22 2017  06:49:58 CHECK: LIKE: 0


(1) External Environment Introduction:

Located by the Moon Lake, and facing the Guqin Platform where in ancient times bosom friends spent time together against the melody of lofty mountains and flowing water, Wuhan Qintai Cultural Art Center, the embodiment of picturesque natural scenic landscape and profound cultural and historical heritage, faces Guishan Mountain on the east, opens to the Han River on the north, and faces Meizishan Mountain on the south. It is enclosed by exquisite mountain and water sceneries. As core components to the Moon Lake Theme Park, Qintai Concert Hall and Qintai Grand Theater will be culture and art centers of the highest level in Wuhan.

(2) Facade Design and Architectural Structure

Totaling a floor area of 36858 m2, Qintai Concert Hall has one basement floor and four ground floors (partially six floors), with a total construction height of 37.2 meters. Main construction contents include one symphony hall of 1604 seats, one chamber music hall of 405 seats, exhibition hall, public lobby, VIP lounge, as well as supportive housings such as offstage auxiliary operating housing, administrative housing, equipment housing and garage. Behind the concert hall are office space and rehearsal housing of the Wuhan Orchestra.

(3) Key Functional Area Explanation

1. Public Lobby

The concert hall’s public lobby is a multi-storied shared space adopting transparent light steel structure supported by glass curtain walls. With a total height exceeding 28.9 meters, the lobby is designed to include multiple shared spaces where the audience may wait for the show, take a rest, enjoy exhibition and evacuate under emergency. The public lobby has multiple connected platforms designed in smooth arc-shaped curves, accentuating its sense of dynamism and rhythm as if the entire space is as free as “floating clouds and flowing water”. In particular the epic running water wall design facing the public lobby puts the audience into a ceaselessly roaring ocean of music. Its exhibition hall displays musical and comprehensive art collections, and is facilitated with artwork store and bookstore.

2. Symphony Hall

Body design and capacity of the audience hall have adopted the traditional “shoebox type” layout featuring two-storied balcony seats. Dimensions of the “shoebox type” audience hall complement the overall design of the concert hall. The interior of the concert hall have employed classic décor rendering the entire hall noble, elegant and splendidly magnificent.  

It has adopted barrier-free visual design and has 1604 fixed seats among which are 42 VIP seats and a number of seats for the disabled. Space between seats and rows has been designed in line with regulatory requirements, providing most viewers with excellent audio and visual experiences. Proscenium opening of the orchestra pit is 20 meters in width, 12 meters in depth and one meter in height, capable of accommodating four wind orchestras (approximately 120 people), with its chorus space capable of accommodating a chorus of 120 people. The orchestra pit has piano lifting devices.

3. Chamber Music Hall

The chamber music hall hosts mainly of natural sound performance of small-scaled chamber music. The pit design has adopted a terraced seating layout. Featuring ground floor balcony seats, the hall is capable of accommodating 405 people. The small audience hall has adopted a modern style décor completely different from that of the large audience hall.  

(4) Floodlighting

1. White is the dominant hue of the concert hall’s external lighting, with the central core structure being white and the two sides being yellow. The internal lighting of the concert hall is warm white. The grand theater has a dominant hue of yellow and has white internal lighting. With yellow and white each being the dominant hue of the two architectures respectively, the two colors correspond to and complement each other as the white touches the yellow while the yellow blends with the white.

2. Following the inspiration of the classical allusion of bosom friends spending time together against the melody of lofty mountains and flowing water, rooftop musical LED lighting shows bring together the two architectures to the central fountain at the center of the square where lighting converges as if bosom friends come together, adding glamor to the lighting shows.