Qingdao Grand Theatre
gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partner architects
gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partner architects have chosen Kvadrat textiles for the seating in the concert hall at the Qingdao Grand Theatre performing arts centre in China. Located on Qingdao’s eastern edge, between a bay of the Yellow Sea and Mount Laoshan, the complex, which cost over a billion yuan, is the city’s premier venue for cultural events, concerts and theatrical performances. The complex, which consists of four buildings united by a cloud-like roof, has been styled to echo its natural surroundings and rises from the landscape like a mountain. In addition to the concert hall, which can accommodate 1200 people, the centre also includes a an opera house for 1600 people, a multifunctional hall with 400 seats, a media centre, a conference centre, and a hotel.
The chairs in the concert hall, which are designed by Quinette, are upholstered with Pro 2 in a grey shade developed together with the architects. 1,000 m2 of fabric used in total.