Also being developed by Deng Hong’s Enterainment and Travel Group (ETG), the New Century City Art Centre in Chengdu is currently on site. Zaha Hadid won the architectural competition in 2007; the Art Centre is designed to be an art and music centre of international quality and contain three auditoria (the largest seating 2,000), an 15,000 sq m art museum located on the upper level to take advantage of natural light, an 10,000 sq m exhibition centre, a 8,000 sq m conference centre, a learning centre, bars, restaurants and shops. This curvilinear building will provide a stunning free-flowing contrast to the New City Global Centre nearby it and will sit on top of a new 140,000 sq. m landscaped area.
Photographs courtesy of ZHA.