Shanghai International Dance Center

Shanghai International Dance Center, completed with Studios Architecture, is a dance campus developed from an international design competition. The project includes a 1,200 seat theater, 300 seat-recital hall, dance school for 1,500 students, as well as the Shanghai Ballet and Dance Troupe's headquarters and rehearsal studios. The design proposal was selected from among six international architectural firms.
The architectural form of the new campus is inspired by the spirit of dance; the interplay between the gently curving elements is choreographed to create a sense of flow and kinetic energy.

Project Information

ROLE: Design and Fabrication Lead for Main Theater Building Interiors (Juta, with Studios Architecture)
LOCATION: Shanghai, China
AREA: 970,000 SF
PUBLICATIONS: Standing Ovation - Architectural Record 2017, Dance Complex Features Interplay Between Gently Curving Buildings — Designboom 2017, Dancing in Shanghai — Xinmin Weekly 2016, Real Estate Design China, Merit Award — 2016–17