Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, China

As a result of its ambition to collaborate with the world of architecture and align itself with reflection on urbanization on the fringes of the commercial sector, Lafarge wants to offer new solutions for construction with a reduced ecological footprint and an enlarged social role. This is the key challenge in its partnership approach with the world of architecture.

 

A Cement completed project

With its 200,000m² surface, Beijing's National Center for the Performing Arts combines with harmony post-modern style with traditional Chinese culture. Due to its ellipsoid dome representing Chinese yin and yang, the building is often named "Beijing's Egg" - an iconic realization for which Lafarge supplied cement.

Architect : Paul Andreu