Set to be built in the city of Haikou on the island province of Hainan, the Hainan Performing Arts Centre will form part of a large-scale master plan to create a new cultural area in the Jiangdong district.
Its design draws on the island's volcanic landscape and Hainanese opera costumes.
Commenters are wowed. One said, "Starchitecture at its finest".
Other stories in this week's newsletter include a discussion about students working long hours for little pay after SCI-Arc faculty members condoned the "high-pressure office culture", our roundup of six unusual erotic toys and Norman Foster's curation of cars for the Motion: Autos, Art, Architecture exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao.
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