China’s Chapel of Sound rock venue was designed by OPEN Architects to match its wild surroundings. Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud/Instagram @jonathan.leijonhufvud
China’s Chapel of Sound rock venue was designed by OPEN Architects to match its wild surroundings. Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud/Instagram @jonathan.leijonhufvud

Upside-down concrete pyramid in China a concert hall that’s one of a kind – open to the skies and designed to minimise its impact on nature

  • The Chapel of Sound, built in an area of outstanding national beauty near the Great Wall of China, seats 150 in a space that feels primitive
  • It is possibly the most extraordinary work yet by Huang Wenjing and Li Hu of Beijing-based OPEN Architecture, known for pushing the envelope with projects

Topic |   Architecture and design
China’s Chapel of Sound rock venue was designed by OPEN Architects to match its wild surroundings. Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud/Instagram @jonathan.leijonhufvud
China’s Chapel of Sound rock venue was designed by OPEN Architects to match its wild surroundings. Photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud/Instagram @jonathan.leijonhufvud
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