Guangzhou Opera House – A modern architectural marvel

Guangzhou is the third-largest city on China’s impressive landscape, and it easily claims the title of the largest city on the country’s southern belt. It is home to a vibrant array of cultural artefacts worth exploring when business or leisure brings you to the city. Make the best of Guangzhou long stay accommodation when you’re in the area, by checking into one of the premier Guangzhou serviced apartments on offer. The luxurious offerings of the Springdale Serviced Residence Guangzhou are an ideal option for both professional and holiday excursions in the city. When you fancy a break from the trappings of the concrete jungle, take a breather and take in a show at one of the most splendid architectural wonders on Guangzhou’s already impressive cityscape, the Guangzhou Opera House. Featuring the stylistic imaginings of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, its unique “double pebble” design has added to its claims to fame, punctuated by the impressive feat of it being the largest performance arts venue in southern China, as well as one of the nation’s three largest structures, standing proudly along iconic landmarks in Shanghai and Beijing. In May 2010, it hosted Puccini’s famous opera Turandot, which had been a controversial opera in China for the longest time. Boasting a stunning USD 200 million price tag, it features a freestanding concrete auditorium set into a marvelous glass and granite steel frame that is exposed, and it took five years to complete construction on this magnificent architectural masterpiece. Earning the praise of architecture critic Jonathan Glancey in The Guardian and serving as the inspiration for a fashion collection by Vivienne Tam, it is a splendid feature of Guangzhou’s landscape that must be explored.

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