Tianjin Grand Theatre

Tianjin, China

Project start: 03/2010
Completion:

10/2012

Project type: New building
Venue type:

Opera house, Multifunctional hall, Concert hall, Arts centre, Drama theatre

Seats:

Opera House: 1600 seats
Concert Hall: 1200 seats
Multipurpose Hall: 350 seats
Small Theater: 326 seats

Our services:

Schematic design, design development, construction design, tender documents and construction supervision for stage machinery, stage lighting and electro acoustic and video system

Contact: Architect: gmp – Architekten (von Gerkan, Marg und Partner), East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.

Client: Tianjin Real Estate Development Management Group Co., Ltd. und gmp-Architekten (von Gerkan, Marg und Partner).

 

Opera House (1600 seats):

Equipment of the overstage machinery system:

  • 63 fly bars, payload: 750 kg, speed= 1.2 m/s, load suspension bar length: 24.0m
  • 2 lateral fly bars
  • 12 point hoists, payload: 350 kg, speed= 1.2 m/s
  • 19 fly bars with electric power supply for lighting fixtures
  • 10 side lighting ladders, vertical and horizontal movable
  • Lighting bar hoist, lighting frame length 12.5m
  • 2 portal lighting towers, vertical and horizontal movable
  • Proscenium covers
  • House curtain (Greek (traveller) and German (guillotine) opening style)
  • Proscenium flies
  • 2 mobile curtain tracks for mounting on load suspension bars
  • Apron stage flies (point hoists and fly bars)
  • Backstage flies, payload 500kg, speed= 0.5 m/s, load suspension bar length: 18.0m
  • Side stage assembly cranes

Equipment of the understage machinery system:

  • 2 orchestra pit lifts (designed for use during performances)
  • Seating wagon orchestra lifts
  • Movable orchestra railing
  • 6 double-deck stage platforms with dimensions 18.0m x 3.0m
  • 12 side stage wagons with dimensions 18.0m x 3.0m
  • Different compensating lifts
  • Backstage wagon with turntable and outer ring
  • Trap lifts
  • Transportation lift
  • Ballet wagon

Safety-related equipment:

  • Proscenium safety curtain
  • Back stage safety curtain
  • 2 curtain-type fire doors

Further parts of the work scope:

  • Complete electric and electronic layout of the centralized control system including main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the stage machinery equipment
  • Complete steel structure (including grid level, level of pulleys as well as all technical galleries and levels)
  • Several stage curtains and projection screens.

 

  • 2 digital lighting consoles with 4096 DMX channels each (+ 2048 DMX channel expansion)
  • Notebook for remote control and maintenance of dimmer system, network nodes and multifunctional devices
  • 3 radio remotes for the lighting control system
  • 2 secondary consoles as touch screen panels for the secondary functions control such as control of work lighting and rehearsal lighting, control of the direct power connections, control of the main power switches
  • Digital dimmer system equipped with 586 x 3kW and 113 x 5kW dimmer circuits as well as 240 x 16A and 54 x 25A relay circuits.
  • Working lighting (white and blue) in all relevant areas of the stage tower
  • Complete power and data distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet network including data splitters, data boosters and protocol converters
  • Complete installation including 123 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment comprising of lighting fixtures with conventional lenses, profile spotlights, floodlights, as well as color changers, multifunctional lighting devices and effect devices, follow spots, etc.
  • Digital audio routing system, linked by fibre optic network, 448 x 468 analogue and digital in- and outputs, including integrated DSP for loudspeaker management, stage monitoring etc.
  • Time saving and safe, reproducible routing without complicated manual patching
  • Patchbays for all audio connections
  • Digital mixing consoles with approx. 100 and 56 audio channels and consoles with 24 channel strips respectively mobile console with 62 faders, integrated to the digital audio matrix
  • Analogue mixing console for stage monitoring or auxiliary use
  • Connections for mobile use of mixing consoles
  • Complete 19” distribution cabinets in central switching room (stage), amp room and sound control room, powered by uninterruptable power supplies
  • Event player for replay of simultaneous multichannel audio and HDTV video tracks
  • Multichannel reverberation and effects system
  • Mobile side rack for recorders, player and effect devices
  • Multichannel wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems
  • Microphone set for recording and live applications
  • Complete speaker systems in auditorium and stage areas, consisting of remote controlled line arrays and self-powered speakers
  • Mobile phone jammer
  • Partly mobile PA system for rehearsal halls
  • Video system for replay and recording in HDTV 1080 standard using HD-SDI transmission
  • Digital matrix router with wide range of signal converters
  • Fix installed cameras on pan/tilt heads and connections for mobile cameras
  • Fix installed and mobile TFT/LED monitors
  • High resolution beamer
  • Signal transmission via copper and fibre optic cable
  • HDTV recording and editing
  • Media control for cameras and matrixes
  • Connection box for OB van with digital and analogue video and audio signal transmission
  • OB van linked to the internal communication system
  • Complete installation including AV connection boxes
  • Independent LAN for remote control applications
  • Central and redundant storing of audio, video and control data
  • Stage management system, consisting of matrix based intercom with integrated partyline and voice radio system, fixed and mobile intercom stations, paging system, emergency call system and cue light system
  • 100V amplifiers for paging and monitoring
  • Stage manager’s console with control panel for intercom, paging and cue light system, TFT monitors and touch panel for media control
  • Stage monitoring system (audio and video) transmitted via CCTV also for transmission of external TV programs
  • Surtitling system with 3 displays
  • All systems of 4 venues linked together by FOC

Multipurpose Hall (350 seats):

Equipment of the overstage machinery:

  • 15 fly bars, payload: 500kg, speed=0.5m/s, load suspension bar length: 11.6m
  • 18 point hoists, payload: 250kg, speed=0.5m/s
  • Mobile curtain track for mounting on load suspension bars

Equipment of the understage machinery:

  • Stage platforms with integrated transportation lift
  • Seating wagon system for mobile seating
  • Several mobile platforms and stairs

Further parts of the work scope:

  • Complete electric and electronic layout and control system equipment including all main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the stage machinery equipment
  • Steel structure of accessible, technical ceiling
  • Several stage curtains
  • 1 digital lighting console with 2048 DMX channels (+ 2048 DMX channel expansion)
  • Notebook for remote control, maintenance and back-up
  • 1 radio remote for the lighting control system
  • Digital dimmer system equipped with 225 x 3kW dimmer circuits as well as 111 x 16A relay circuits.
  • Complete power and data distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet network including data splitters, data boosters and protocol converters
  • Complete installation including 32 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment comprising of lighting fixtures with conventional lenses, profile spotlights, floodlights, as well as color changers, multifunctional lighting devices and effect devices, follow spots, etc.
  • Digital audio routing system, linked by fibre optic network, 384 x 384 analogue and digital in- and outputs, including integrated DSP for loudspeaker management, stage monitoring etc.
  • Time saving and safe, reproducible routing without complicated manual patching
  • Patchbays for all audio connections
  • Digital mixing console with 56 audio channels and console with 62 faders,
    integrated to the digital audio matrix
  • Analogue mixing console for stage monitoring or auxiliary use
  • Connections for mobile use of mixing consoles
  • Complete 19” distribution cabinets in central switching room (stage) and sound control room, powered by uninterruptable power supplies
  • Event player for replay of simultaneous multichannel audio and HDTV video tracks
  • Mobile side rack for recorders, player and effect devices
  • Multichannel wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems
  • Microphone set for recording and live applications
  • Complete speaker systems in auditorium and stage areas, consisting of remote controlled self-powered speakers
  • Mobile phone jammer
  • Video system for replay and recording in HDTV 1080 standard using HD-SDI transmission
  • Digital matrix router with wide range of signal converters
  • Fix installed cameras on pan/tilt heads and connections for mobile cameras
  • Fix installed and mobile TFT/LED monitors
  • Signal transmission via copper and fibre optic cable
  • HDTV recording and editing
  • Media control for cameras and matrixes
  • Connection box for OB van with digital and analogue video and audio signal transmission
  • OB van linked to the internal communication system
  • Complete installation including AV connection boxes
  • Independent LAN for remote control applications
  • Central and redundant storing of audio, video and control data
  • Stage management system, consisting of matrix based intercom with integrated party line and voice radio system, fixed and mobile intercom stations, paging system, emergency call and cue light system
  • 100V amplifiers for paging and monitoring
  • Stage manager’s console with control panel for intercom, paging and cue light system, TFT monitors and touch panel for media control
  • Stage monitoring system (audio and video) transmitted via CCTV also for transmission of external TV programs
  • All systems of 4 venues linked together by FOC

Concert Hall (1200 seats):

Equipment of the overstage machinery system:

  • 5 fly bars, payload: 500kg, speed=0.4m/s, load suspension bar length: 11.0m

Equipment of the understage machinery system:

  • Piano lift
  • Different stage platforms to reconfigure stage

Further parts of the work scope:

  • Complete electric and electronic layout and control system equipment including all main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the stage machinery equipment

 

  • 1 digital lighting console with 1024 DMX channels
  • Digital dimmer system equipped with 116 x 3kW dimmer circuits as well as 50 x 16A relay circuits.
  • Complete power and data distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet network including data splitters, data boosters and protocol converters
  • Complete installation including 25 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment comprising of lighting fixtures with conventional lenses, profile spotlights, floodlights, as well as color changers, etc.
  • Digital audio routing system, linked by fibre optic network, 272 x 200 analogue and digital in- and outputs, including integrated DSP for loudspeaker management, stage monitoring etc.
  • Time saving and safe, reproducible routing without complicated manual patching
  • Patchbays for all audio connections
  • Digital mixing console with 56 audio channels and console with 62 faders, integrated to the digital audio matrix
  • Connections for mobile use of mixing consoles
  • Complete 19” distribution cabinets in central switching room (stage) and sound control room, powered by uninterruptable power supplies
  • Event player for replay of simultaneous multichannel audio and HDTV video tracks
  • Mobile side rack for recorders, player and effect devices
  • Multichannel wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems
  • Microphone set for recording and live applications
  • Three microphone winches
  • Loudspeaker systems in auditorium and stage areas, consisting of remote controlled self-powered speakers
  • Mobile phone jammer
  • Video system for replay and recording in HDTV 1080 standard using HD-SDI transmission
  • Digital matrix router with wide range of signal converters
  • Fix installed cameras on pan/tilt heads and connections for mobile cameras
  • Fix installed and mobile TFT/LED monitors
  • Signal transmission via copper and fibre optic cable
  • HDTV recording and editing
  • Media control for cameras and matrixes etc.
  • Connection box for OB van with digital and analogue video and audio signal transmission
  • OB van linked to the internal communication system
  • Complete installation including AV connection boxes
  • Independent LAN for remote control applications
  • Central and redundant storing of audio, video and control data
  • Stage management system, consisting of matrix based intercom with integrated party line and voice radio system, fixed and mobile intercom stations, paging system, emergency call and cue light system
  • 100V amplifiers for paging and monitoring
  • Stage manager’s console with control panel for intercom, paging and cue light system, TFT monitors and touch panel for media control
  • Stage monitoring system (audio and video) transmitted via CCTV also for transmission of external TV programs
  • All systems of 4 venues linked together by FOC

Rehearsal hall (Small Theater):

Equipment of the overstage machinery system:

  • 15 fly bars, payload: 500kg, speed=0.5m/s, load suspension bar length: 12.0m
  • 16 point hoists, payload: 250kg, speed=0.4m/s

Equipment of the under stage machinery system:

  • Several mobile platforms and stairs

Further parts of the work scope:

  • Complete electric and electronic layout and control system equipment including all main and secondary control consoles for all drives of the stage machinery equipment
  • Steel structure of accessible, technical ceiling
  • 1 digital lighting console with 1024 DMX channels
  • Digital dimmer system equipped with 96 x 3kW dimmer circuits as well as 48 x 16A relay circuits.
  • Complete power and data distributions
  • DMX 512 and Ethernet network including data splitters, data boosters and protocol converters
  • Complete installation including 16 connection boxes
  • Complete spotlight equipment comprising of lighting fixtures with conventional lenses, profile spotlights, floodlights, as well as color changers, etc.
  • Digital audio routing system, linked by fibre optic network, 80 x 56 analogue and digital in- and outputs, including integrated DSP for loudspeaker management, stage monitoring etc.
  • Time saving and safe, reproducible routing without complicated manual patching
  • Patchbays for all audio connections
  • Digital mixing consoles with 56 audio channels and console with 62 faders, integrated to the digital audio matrix
  • Connections for mobile use of mixing consoles
  • Complete 19” distribution cabinets in central switching room (stage) and sound control room, powered by uninterruptable power supplies
  • Event player for replay of simultaneous multichannel audio and HDTV video tracks
  • Mobile side rack for recorders, player and effect devices
  • Multichannel wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems
  • Microphone set for recording and live applications
  • Complete speaker systems in auditorium and stage areas, consisting of remote controlled self-powered speakers
  • Mobile phone jammer
  • Video system for stage monitoring with signal converters
  • Fix installed cameras on pan/tilt heads and connections for mobile cameras
  • Fix installed and mobile TFT/LED monitors
  • Signal transmission via copper and fibre optic cable
  • Media control for cameras and matrixes etc.
  • Connection box for OB van with digital and analogue video and audio signal transmission
  • OB van linked to the internal communication system
  • Complete installation including AV connection boxes
  • Independent LAN for remote control applications
  • Central and redundant storing of audio, video and control data
  • Stage management system, consisting of matrix based intercom with integrated party line and voice radio system, fixed and mobile intercom stations, paging system, emergency call and cue light system
  • 100V amplifiers for paging and monitoring
  • Stage manager’s console with control panel for intercom, paging and cue light system, TFT monitors and touch panel for media control
  • Stage monitoring system (audio and video) transmitted via CCTV also for transmission of external TV programs
  • All systems of 4 venues linked together by FOC

Phase 1 Design

completed

Phase 2 Construction

completed

Phase 3 Handover

completed