National Center for the Performing Arts – Beijing, China
Building: National Center for the Performing Arts
Location: No.2 West Chang’an Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing
Architect: Paul Aandreu
AE Interests: The structure is comprised of an ellipsoid dome made of titanium and covered in glass surrounded by an artificial lake. The interior houses 5,452 seats for operas, ballet, and dances and is nearly 129,166 square feet in size.