Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre, China

Designed with Zaha Hadid Architcts, this arts centre is constructed as an 1800 seat theatre, a contemporary art museum, and a multipurpose 500 seat hall. Completed in 2019, the 115,000 square-metre cultural complex is located beside the Meixihu Lake in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. The design comprises ribbons of glazing, balconies and white GFRC panels which create mix of wall roof and projecting canopies.

Newtecnic were appointed for full service multi-disciplinary engineering design work and engineering design for the full extent of the external envelope. engineering. Newtecnic have produced the detailed design for structural and facade engineering for the complete envelope of the project.