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Exhibitions begin at Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre
POSTED 06 Dec 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
The Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre covers 115,000sq m (1,240,000sq ft) Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
The first exhibition has opened at MICA, the contemporary art museum at the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre, which which was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA).

ZHA says the 115,000sq m (1,240,000sq ft) centre is the largest and most versatile cultural centre in China's Hunan province, comprising three separate but complementary venues that each cater for a different use.

The 1,800-seat Grand Theatre, which was completed in 2017, is designed to host a popular programme of performances and television productions, with the lobbies, bars, hospitality suites and back-of-house support facilities required at a major venue.

The more flexible, 500-seat Small Theatre, meanwhile, can be transformed to host a variety of performance types and events, ranging from small plays to fashion shows and music performances to banquets and commercial events.

The newly opened MICA houses eight galleries totalling 10,000sq m (108,000) and has a large atrium for hosting installations and events, as well as spaces for community workshops, a lecture theatre, a café and a museum shop.

Located on the edge of Meixi Lake, the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre provides views out over the water and access to parks and walking trails on the lake’s Festival Island.

External courtyards provide spaces for outdoor events and sculpture exhibitions.
The 1,800-seat Grand Theatre is designed to host a popular programme of performances and television productions Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
The centre provides views out over Meixi Lake Credit: Photograph by IG: Seven7Panda
There are spaces for community workshops, a lecture theatre, a café and a museum shop Credit: Photograph by IG: Seven7Panda
There is a large atrium for hosting installations and events Credit: Photograph by IG: Seven7Panda
MICA's galleries cover 10,000sq m (108,000) Credit: Photograph by IG: Seven7Panda
The newly opened MICA contemporary art museum houses eight galleries Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
The design features the signature curves of Zaha Hadid Architects Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
Rach venue caters for a different use Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
It comprises three separate but complementary venues Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
the centre was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects Credit: Virgile Simon Bertrand
 


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06 Dec 2019

Exhibitions begin at Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre
BY Stu Robarts

The Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre covers 115,000sq m (1,240,000sq ft)

The Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre covers 115,000sq m (1,240,000sq ft)
photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand

The first exhibition has opened at MICA, the contemporary art museum at the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre, which which was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA).

ZHA says the 115,000sq m (1,240,000sq ft) centre is the largest and most versatile cultural centre in China's Hunan province, comprising three separate but complementary venues that each cater for a different use.

The 1,800-seat Grand Theatre, which was completed in 2017, is designed to host a popular programme of performances and television productions, with the lobbies, bars, hospitality suites and back-of-house support facilities required at a major venue.

The more flexible, 500-seat Small Theatre, meanwhile, can be transformed to host a variety of performance types and events, ranging from small plays to fashion shows and music performances to banquets and commercial events.

The newly opened MICA houses eight galleries totalling 10,000sq m (108,000) and has a large atrium for hosting installations and events, as well as spaces for community workshops, a lecture theatre, a café and a museum shop.

Located on the edge of Meixi Lake, the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre provides views out over the water and access to parks and walking trails on the lake’s Festival Island.

External courtyards provide spaces for outdoor events and sculpture exhibitions.



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