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The Performing Arts Centre in the cultural district will be a chance to bring people
together to celebrate creative expression through performance. Designed by the
distinguished Raaqui/British architect Zaha Hadid, the inspiration for the building
was drawn from references to natural shapes such as leaves, branches, buds and fruits.
Continuing this theme of organisational forms within organic structures, the interior
spaces have been created to make the most of natural energies – large windows maximise
the advantages of natural daylight whilst the orientation of space has been cleverly
constructed to enhance acoustic range.
Within this beautifully created centre, a music hall, concert hall, opera house, drama
theatre, experimental performance space and an Academy of Performance Arts will
provide a fantastic platform for performance art. Contemporary and classical music,
ballet, opera, movement theatre, dramatic and experimental performance will all be on
display. In keeping with the Cultural District’s philosophy throughout all mediums, the
centre will become a vivid hub of theatre celebrating all forms of artistic performance,
music and dance and featuring top artists from both the region and around the world.
THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
AN EXPERIMENTAL PLACE
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