The Pingshan Performing Arts Center designed by OPEN was selected as the only project from China and Asia for the UK 2023 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist.
As a representative work of OPEN's six cultural projects, the building is included in "Reinventing Cultural Architecture: A Radical Vision by OPEN", published by Rizzoli.
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognize outstanding architecture, planning, and design in the built environment. Besides rewarding architecture or design excellence, the awards believe that successful projects should also exhibit strong sustainability credentials, a high level of accessible and universal design, and a positive civic contribution.
In tandem with China’s economic boom and rapid urbanization, theaters have sprung up throughout the country in the past decade.