If you ever needed an excuse to travel to Beijing, China, I suggest you consider The Egg. This stunning structure happens to look like it is floating on water. Considering that it is the building for the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), I shouldn't be so surprised that it has taken quite a theatrical aesthetic.
Designed by French architect Paul Andreu, The Egg is constructed out of titanium and glass for a singularly breathtaking look. It has been surrounded by an artificial lake. Comprised of three halls, The Egg is able to seat over 5000 people.
Although The Egg has, quite obviously, been compared to the shape of an egg, I prefer its comparison to a water drop.
The Egg by Paul Andreu is Surrounded by an Artificial Lake
1. Floating Structures - Opportunity to explore innovative designs for buildings that appear to be floating on water.
2. Theatrical Architecture - Opportunity to incorporate dramatic and artistic elements into architectural designs for performance venues.
3. Unique Venue Experiences - Opportunity to create memorable experiences for visitors through unconventional architectural concepts.
1. Architecture - Opportunity for architects to push boundaries and create visually stunning and unique structures.
2. Performing Arts - Opportunity for the performing arts industry to enhance the audience experience by hosting shows in visually striking venues.
3. Travel and Tourism - Opportunity for the travel and tourism industry to attract visitors by promoting unique architectural landmarks as tourist attractions.