The Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, has received the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture Medal from the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC). Designed by Vancouver-based Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects), which partnered with Hong Kong firm Ronald Lu & Partners, the performing arts venue “reimagines theatre drapes and swaying folds of the performers’ costumes with a glowing curvilinear façade,” according to Construction Canada.
The 303,000-sq.-ft. (28,164 m2), eight-story structure features a modular system of more than 13,000 scaled fins cut from untreated marine-grade aluminum pipe, radiating a shimmering glow.
The façade’s woven metal panels are pulled back at all four of the corner entrances to the building like a theater curtain, revealing a flow of visitors to the interior courtyard.
The building, opened in 2018, will be featured on the new Hong Kong $100 banknote.
See a couple of videos on the centre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbAhi_U8FaQ and below.