Having decided to build a new concert hall, the Chinese Government called for bids. (in 2000 if my memory is right).
Proposals from around the world flooded in and the selection committee decided to award the contract to the French architect Andreu. His project was to build a half sphere covered with titanium plates wherein the different concert rooms would be encased.
A storm of protests ensued from the Chinese architect community. The project was cancelled. After many months of silence, the selection committee decided to reaward the contract to the French architect. JIANG Jemin's voice had triumphed.
Witness of all this affair I let my pen draw a concert hall for Beijing...
August 29th, 2010
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