Render of the volcano-like performing arts centre

Dezeen Debate newsletter features Thomas Heatherwick's "volcanic" performing arts centre in China

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features Heatherwick Studio's design for a performing arts centre planned for Hainan, China. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now!

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".

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