Project Applications

Grand National Theater


Beijing, China



General Contractor

Hong Kong Construction


Paul Andreu, Architecte Paris

Engineering Consultant

Setec TPI

Construction Period

1999 - 2008

Type of Project

Opera House

Size of Structure

46m Height

Main features used in this application Linear static analysis with finite elements Linear dynamic analysis with response spectrum

Description on this project

The project is located in the heart of Beijing. It is a building with a total area of 149,500㎡ which curved volume emerges like an island in the middle of a lake. The hull covered with titanium is a super-ellipsoid of 213m of long axis, 144m of small axis, and 46m of Height. A curved canopy 100m wide at the base cuts the hull in half.



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    Setec is a subsidiary of the Setec group, which specializes in infrastructures, industrial buildings, and civil engineering works. They focus on the responsibility and motivation of teams through the direct relationship of specialist engineers with their customers.

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