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The new Heng Shan cinema

A historical renovation by Naço Architectures.
Hengshan cinema was founded in 1951. It was the first new cinema after the birth of new China. In the end of 2009, when Naço joined the renovation competition, this was the situation: after 60 years of use, although there had been some renovated in 90’s, the space and front of the building were very old; the place was messy and unfriendly for the guests.

The style of the main architecture is Art Deco. The building facade has homogeneous vertical lines of GRC (Glass Fiber Concrete). Those straight lines not only reduce the overall impact of heavy/high facade but also make dramatical change in terms of day lighting/shadow.

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