The Meixihu International Culture and Art Center at Meixi Lake in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, has been equipped with audio technology from Stage Tec, the Berlin-based manufacturer of professional mixing consoles and routers.
Three CRESCENDO platinum mixing consoles, each with 32 faders, as well as three NEXUS STAR routers and 12 NEXUS Base Devices, provide sound in the Meixihu International Culture and Art Center, while two CRESCENDO consoles were installed in the Grand Theater, one at front of house and the other for monitoring. With 1,800 seats, the Grand Theater is the largest in the city and the center of the venue.
The consoles are integrated into a NEXUS network with two routers and eight Base Devices. For maximum console performance, the STAR routers are each equipped with three RMDQ audio DSP units.
The third CRESCENDO platinum was installed at front of house in a multifunction hall. This venue offers 500 seats for flexibility in hosting a range of concerts, banquets, exhibitions, fashion shows and private events.
The NEXUS system consists of a router and four Base Devices. In order to meet all the requirements of the various uses, the router was reinforced with two RMDQ audio DSP units.
The Meixihu International Culture and Art Center covers an area of 100,000 square meters, and in addition to the theatre and the event building, it also houses a museum for contemporary art along with restaurants and retail outlets.
The complex was designed by the the late British architect Zaha Hadid. Typical of its unusual architecture are the extreme, sinusoidal curves reminiscent of petals.