As a affiliated project of Grand Canyon Resort, the resort investor invited Mei Shuaiyuan team from Nanjing to create a large-scale outdoor drama "Dragon Boat Tune" based on Tujia traditional story. We were invited to design the affiliated auditorium and stage.
Regarding to the special landscape of Enshi Grand Canyon, I proposed that there was no need to adopt a "shelter-building" mode like normal outdoor theaters. And it would be better to make the auditorium follow the form of terrain, so as to minimize the human intervention on the nature. After several days of investigation, a terrace was finally identified. The auditorium followed the vertical relationship of the terrace layer by layer, and a stage was set at the lowest point, with a background of the endless Grand Canyon.
There is very little earthwork in this project. The "building" humbly crawls on the terrace.