The Tianjin Grand Theater in China


Meinhard von Gerkan / Stephan Schütz (eds.)
Photographs by Christian Gahl

19 x 29.2 cm
96 pages, approx. 35 col. and 20 b/w
ISBN 978-3-86859-328-0


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A new culture park has been created in recent years in the Chinese harbor city of Tianjin. The Tianjin Grand Theater occupies a key position on this site, entering into a dialog with its architectural surroundings. The circular form of the roof construction relates to that of the Natural History Museum there in such a way that it creates a connection between the earthbound museum and the seemingly floating theater building.
In this volume, the responsible architects illuminate the Grand Theater by means of texts and images, and show how syntheses can be created between western and eastern traditions in a highly modern building. The architecture critic Jürgen Tietz discusses the building in a detailed critique.

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