Julliard Goes East
The campus includes publicly accessible spaces that "[encourage] the public's visual and auditory access to the making of music." These include the lobby, the surrounding park and green roofs above the bridges that are accessed by a sculptural stair. A roof terrace on the westernmost bridge looks on to the Hai River and Yujiapu peninsula.
The four corners of the lobby are distinct masonry pavilions which resemble large-scale boulders. Each corner is anchored by a major programmatic space – a concert hall, a recital hall, a black box theater, and a music library, all visually accessible to passersby through ground level and upper level fenestration. The four pavilions are interconnected with a series of bridges that diagonally traverse the lobby, and contain the school’s teaching studios, practice rooms, and classrooms. The building combines performance, practice, research, and interactive exhibitions into a unique, state-of-the-art facility.
Today's release of renderings coincides with the project's official groundbreaking. The new campus is expected to open in 2019.