The firm headed by Benedetta Tagliabue has placed first in the competition to build the Conservatory of Music on the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) campus, in the Longgang District of Shenzhen. With a built area of 129,700 square meters, the winning scheme presents several buildings in dialogue with and blending into the environment. The pieces are arranged in a way that tries to establish continuity within the intervention, and also to highlight elements like the sculptural volume of the theater that takes in an audience of 700 people. The complex also features a concert hall with capacity for 500, a rehearsal hall seating 200, a library, a student residence, a sports complex, and administrative offices. As for energy consumption, the design optimizes passive strategies through a detailed study of orientations and the materials to be used, including wood and ceramic.
Conservatory of Music, Shenzhen (China)
Engineering Design Management Center of Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality
Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Directora de proyecto Project director
Nazaret Busto Rodríguez - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Equipo de diseño Design team
Julia de Ory Mallavia, Gabrielle Rotelli, Dimitris Stefanakis, Jaime Ruíz Fernández, María Borrell Vilanova, Guillermo Sotelo Santos, Pietro Borzacca, Ana Maria Lazar
Equipo de dirección Managing team
Zhuoran Zhao, Daniel Rosselló, Arturo Mc Clean, Roger Pérez
HYP Arch Design – Zhao Kai, Hu Haitao, York Duan, Chen Min (arquitectos locales local architects); Arup – Tateo Nakajima, Chris Mercer, Richard Bunn, Zoe Megins-Davies (ingenieros acústicos acoustic engineers); Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH (consultores energéticos energetic consultant)
Shenzhen QZY Models Design
Undr – Xavi Parcerisas
73.777 m² (área del lugar site area); 129.700m² (área construida built area)