NATIONAL CENTR E FOR P E R FORMI NG ART S (N C PA ) , B E I J I N G – TAASA Review September 2013
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This article was originally found in the September 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 21).
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The NCPA, referred to as `The Egg’ by Beijingers, is an iconic building in much the same way as the Sydney Opera House is in Sydney.
It was designed by the French architect Paul Andreu who was previously known for his design of Pudong International Airport.
Andreu was selected in an international competition to create a grand architectural statement for Beijing and the NGT has certainly brought a special quality and identity to the city with its striking design. The NGT is located immediately to the west of The Great Hall of the People on Changan Avenue, the symbolic east-west axis of the new Beijing...