Ladies and Gens, I give you the Wuxi Grand Theatre, designed by Finnish firm PES-Architects, as featured in Inhabitat's article: Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand.
China's new Wuxi Grand Theatre was inspired by a butterfly landing on the edge of a lake, and it features a series of 8 wing-shaped overhanging roofs to protect it from the sun.
Designed by Finnish firm PES-Architects, the theater rivals the grandeur of the Sydney Opera House. PES-Architects sought to create an ecologically-sound building while paying attention to interior design, landscape design, theatre technology, lighting and acoustic design.
The two-auditorium theatre also takes advantage of programmable LED outdoor lighting, daylighting and innovative bamboo interiors.
Images ©Jussi Tiainen, Pan Weijun and PES-Architects
Read more: Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building