New culture center to open in Songjiang in 2022
Construction of the Songjiang Culture Activity Center, a new landmark in the suburban district, will be completed by the end of 2021.
The venue, located opposite Zuibai Pond Park and about 1.9 kilometers from Songjiang South Railway Station, covers an area of about 63,000 square meters. A bird's-eye view captures the venue in the shape of rolls of unfolded, wavy bamboo slips.
The venue consists of the Songjiang Culture Center, a branch of Songjiang Library, Yunjian Theater and Yunjian Hall. It offers one-stop cultural services for residents, including exhibitions, art performances, cultural activities and book borrowing.
Yunjian Theater, covering an area of more than 10,000 square meters, seats about 1,200 people. It includes a rehearsal room, dressing room and lounge, and can hold various kinds of performances, including dance and modern dramas, operas, traditional Chinese operas, symphonies and art shows.
The library is designed with a storage capacity of one million books and has more than 1,200 seats, whereas the culture center is equipped with exhibition halls, an auditorium, multimedia classrooms, rehearsal rooms and activity areas for seniors and children.
"The venue will offer people in Songjiang full access to public cultural resources. By building up cultural soft power, we can also offer strong support for the construction of a modern Songjiang, with advanced scientific innovation, rich culture and good ecology," said Zhang Guoqiang, deputy chief of the Songjiang Culture and Tourism Bureau.