Budapest, April 3 (MTI) – A large cultural and sports complex designed by Hungarian architects is scheduled to open in south China in a few months’ time, it was announced at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.
The basic layout of the Nanshan Cultural and Sports Centre and Arts Museum was completed in six months, following the designs of Gabor Zoboki and his associates. The Ybl award-winning architect said technical quality of the complex was “excellent”. Culture and sports are intertwined under the Chinese concept, which explains the juxtaposition of the new complex’s components, he said.
The complex contains a theatre and concert hall, a children’s theatre, a museum, a library and an open-air stage, as well as a sports arena and a swimming pool, he added.
Winning the assignment for the project is a success for Hungarian architecture, Zoboki told the press conference on strengthening Hungary-China cultural relations. The project opens up huge opportunities for Hungarian architectural offices, Zoboki said, adding that cooperation was needed to properly exploit them.
There is growing interest in China in the cultural values and professional know-how that Hungary represents, Monika Balatoni, the public administration and justice ministry’s state secretary, said at the press conference.