Grand Theatre Opera House in Harbin China received “ArchDaily 2016 Building of the Year Award”

With its outstanding architecture, the Harbin Grand Theatre is the new highlight in the city of Harbin in north China. The building, which was designed by MAD Architects from Beijing, was recently chosen from 3,000 projects which emerged in 2015 as cultural building of the year 2015 by 55,000 readers of the prestigious ArchDaily. Once again, we owe it to the outstanding work of our Chinese importer Shanghai MYC that products from Kling & Freitag are used in such an important installation in the Middle Kingdom. The concept for the sound system in the large hall with 1,600 seats is also something special. Depending on use, a choice can be made here between the line array system K&F SEQUENZA 10 and a sound system with point sources from the K&F ACCESS product range. The entire audio system was implemented redundantly in the signalling transmission in Dante and analogue with new K&F SystemAmps of the PLM+ series.

The Harbin Grand Theatre is the only building in China which was honoured with the architecture prize in 2015. The building complex, which was designed by the architects as ‘Cultural Centre of the Future’, in close connection with the city of Harbin and the prevailing nature, is home to two opera and theatre halls. The exterior of the building was designed with 4 “dancing” ribbons and free-curved skylights. To permanently withstand the extreme weather conditions in the region, an extremely flexible thermal and weather insulation was created. Only six years passed from the design through to completion of the extravagant building with its numerous special solutions – an undoubtedly special performance.

ArchDaily ( is one of the most important publications for architects. Buildings in the public and private sectors, from a total of 14 categories, are awarded each year.

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