The Xinghai Concert Hall is the best concert venue in Guangzhou. It is named after Xian Xinghai, a renowned Chinese composer, who was just born in Guangzhou. The Hall consists of three parts, a symphony performing Hall with 1500 seats, a Chamber Music Hall and a Music Material Room.
The symphony performing Hall was designed on the basis of natural sound, using reinforced concrete shell of hyperbolic paraboloids to cover the “Mountain valley-Terraced fields” seats so that the surfaces of these two parts directly form a “sound field”. The architectural structural space is a acoustics one. The hard interior surface of the reinforced concrete shell and the sidewall of the parquet seat areas serve as the interface of the reflection and diffusion of the music sound. In addition, a spheric diffuser hung above the performing stage improves the mutually heard condition on the performing stage and reinforces the early reflected sound for the front seat areas.
The hyperbolic paraboloids shell forms the unique shape of the concert hall. The pyramid-shaped glasswall on the facade shows the brilliantly sacred and enthusiastic artistic flavor of symphonies. The spacious platform and the slope surrounding a pool, etc. make the construction harmonious with the Linjiang Arts Center Square.