Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 1 Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

The pop-up bamboo West Kowloon Theatre will feature a series of events including Cantonese opera performances by young talents, Chinese dance by the Hong Kong Dance Company and contemporary music concerts. To give the structure a traditional feel, Lim stretched orange nylon sheets over the tiered roof to imitate the ancient palaces of Beijing’s Forbidden City. The theatre also has colorful fabric signs mounted on bamboo scaffolding which face out onto the street. The bamboo building is decorated with red and gold lanterns and flags – colors which are considered lucky in Hong Kong and China.

Bamboo Theatre Interior 2 Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

Bamboo Theatre At Night 3 Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

People celebrated Chinese New Year around the world this past weekend – but Hong Kong’s West Kowloon district really pulled out the stops by unveiling a massive pop-up theatre made almost entirely from bamboo! The West Kowloon Theatre is the brainchild of CL3 architect William Lim, who took his inspiration from traditional theatres of the 1950s. The theatre will play host to a series of star-studded Cantonese opera shows throughout the month.

Bamboo Theatre Frame 4 Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

Bamboo Theatre Lanterns 5 Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

Bamboo Frame 6 Gorgeous Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year


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