Roofing Wednesdays: National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing

The National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, China doesn't only have a unique roof; the whole building is unique. Nicknamed The Egg, it’s an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake and vast expanse of green space. The ultra modern, or even futuristic, design of this theater created a lot of controversy due to its being situated near Tiananmen Square, the Great Hall of the People, and the Forbidden City. 

Designed by French architect Paul Andreu, it seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 129,000 sq ft. in size. The exterior is made of more than 18,000 titanium plates and 1,000 sheets of ultra-white glass, a low-iron glass known for its high rate of light transmission.

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