Standing on top of a cypress hill, the Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre’s architectural and conceptual image wants to pay respect to the beauty of the surrounding nature and the historical heritage of the site. Developed in the shape of two symbols – mountain and tree – it serves as a platform for any kind of scenic arts focusing especially on flying performances. The building method combines modern and ancient technologies, like the laser-cut steel superstructure which supports handcrafted stone steps using local quarry resources.
Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre, Dengfeng, Henan Province, China
Architect: Austris Mailitis – Mailitis Architects
Team: Ints Menģelis, Kārlis Melzobs, Dina Suhanova, Valters Murāns, Andra Odumāne, Jekaterina Olonkina
Area: 614 sqm