Time-lapse shows moving curtain-like facade of theatre in Shanghai by Foster and Heatherwick

The arts and culture centre by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio forms part of a new financial quarter the two firms are building on Shanghai’s waterfront.

Inspired by traditional Chinese theatres, the three-storey building features a curtain-like facade of bronze tubes. These tubes hang in three layers, creating semi-transparent screens in front of windows and balconies.

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