German firm gmp has shared images of its Grand Theatre, Tianjin, China.
The circular shape of the roof construction corresponds with the existing Museum of Natural History and opens up towards the water surface like an open sea shell.
An Opera hall, concert hall and small multifunctional hall are exposed to the water surface like pearls inside this shell.
The three venues are conceived as free standing volumes on a stone base. Stairways connect the stone base with the raised plaza which overlooks the lake and the Culture Park.
The roof construction is a transformation of the traditional Chinese multiple eaves which creates an architectural entity of roof, facade and stone base.