Harbin Opera House featured on Forbes


March 18th, Fobes discusses the design of MAD newly completed Harbin Opera House with Ma Yansong. In the article Forbes calls Harbin Opera House “the new high note in opera design”.

In the article Ma Yansong talks about the feelings the visitors of the opera house experiences when they visit the building for the first time.

“When people visit, they don’t notice the strength or complexity of the manmade structure—they only feel the natural atmosphere, which I like,” Yansong says. “I didn’t want the building to feel cold and lifeless.” 

The article also features a new series of photos taken by Iwan Baan, during the cold Harbin winter. The photos show the building in use for the first time and also how it blends into the snow covered wetlands.