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The new opera house in the northeastern city of Harbin draws its architectural inspiration from the surrounding wetlands and snowy landscapes

he all-white 850,349-square-foot venue, designed by the Beijing-based MAD architectural firm, is the centerpiece of Harbin's new cultural hub and blends into its surroundings with the sweeping curves of its exterior.
12 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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