The Shanghai Conservatory of Music has been at the forefront of musical education in China since 1927. It has strong links to musicians and musical institutions worldwide.
In 2019, the Conservatory began work fitting out an opera house. The space would be an unmatched resource for both students and teachers. It would provide a place to practise and perform opera which would match the quality of a world-class opera house, with the very best interior, equipment and acoustics.
Embracing the concept of an opera house as a musical instrument, architect Christian de Portzamparc worked together with acoustician Albert Xu to specify 1,230 seats for this stunning space. The design was based on a classic U-shaped model but was enhanced to improve visibility and acoustics for all audience members.
With our strong international reputation and fair prices, Quinette Gallay was chosen as the seating supplier. Our renowned French-manufactured seats selected over offerings from local competitors.
Following recommendations from the architect and acoustician, the client chose a special version of our Dune BI seat with a very distinctive wave-form design and acoustic perforation on the wooden seat shell. The client also added an extra special feature – a translation screen at the back of the seat.
The whole auditorium is a truly inspiring venue, where musicians will be born and thrive, and it’s an installation the whole team at Quinette Gallay is proud of.
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