Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and commonly described as "The Giant Egg", is an arts center containing an opera house, concert hall, and drama theatre. The center has underwater corridors, an artificial lake, and green space. It is believed to be the deepest architecture in Beijing with the deepest point being over 106 feet, equivalent to the height of a 10-floor building.
It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu and after 6 years of construction opened in July 2007.
The spectacular oval-shaped structure is an ingenious material integration of over 18,000 titanium plates and over 1,000 sheets of ultra-white glass, which creates a vivid visual effect as if the curtain is drawn apart slowly before your eyes. 

"The Giant Egg"

Winner Blue Ribbon - 2019 Florida Camera Club Council

Winner Yellow Ribbon - 2019 Naples Camera Club

Juried Exhibition Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR - 2019 "Landscape and Architecture"

Honorable Mention - 2019 IPA Awards

Photocrowd "Shapes and Contrast", 2019 - 5th of 2,598 entries

International ND Awards, 2019 - Honorable Mention

Annual Photography Awards 2019 - Honorable Mention

"The Bird's Nest" is the nickname for Beijing's National Stadium, a joint design by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, completed before the 2008 Olympics. 

"Bird's Nest"

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