Xiqu Centre Construction Update
On January 15, the first phase of lifting the main theatre of the Xiqu Centre to its final position was successfully undertaken. A delicate and precise operation, the lifting of the 1800 tonne structure was carried out over 5 hours raising the structure a total of 16 metres. In February, a second lift will take the structure to its full height of 52 meters above ground. A key feature of the design of the Xiqu Centre is the location of the main theatre at the top of the building, allowing the space below to be utilized for learning, rehearsals, dining, and retail and providing a large semi enclosed atrium that can be enjoyed by the public.