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Strait Culture & Art Centre
Winner - Gold
Designer: Zong Wu Xu
Design Type: Public Architecture
Company / Organization / School: PES-Architects Ltd. & China Construction Engineering Design Group, Ltd
Team Members: Zong Wu Xu, Pekka Salminen, Martin Lukasczyk, Yu Hui Song, Yue Xing Tang, Wei Xing Dong, Zong Rui Chen & Lin Li Lai
This case, with a gross floor area of 153,000 on the southern bank of the Minjiang River in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, is a cultural complex composed of a multifunctional theatre, opera house, concert hall, art museum, film and television center, and central cultural hall. Several small petals make up a waterborne platform that goes deep into the Minjiang River. Together, they build up a magnificent Chinese picture featuring "blossoming jasmine flowers over a moonlit river".