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Zhuhai Grand Theater

CompanyToryo International Lighting Design Center
Lead DesignersDongliang Xu, Nailiang Shi, Heping Wu, Yong Jie
Design TeamLi Yuan, Qiuhua Hou, Zichen Tao, Shiling Han, Qiaoyun Hu, Zixing Miao, Zhaojie Ding, Zhiyu Chen, Chang Zhao
Project LocationZhuhai, Guangdong Province, China
ClientZhuhai Urban Construction Group
CreditsPhoto by Heping Wu, Yikun Zhong, Jieliang Wei
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Architectural Lighting
Entry Description

A pair of seashells during the day, Sun and Moon at night—the lighting design of Zhuhai Grand Theater illuminates the city landmark with a bold and skillful approach by transforming the two different-sized theaters into glittering celestial bodies and festive seashells.
Having adopted exterior floodlighting, wall grazing, a 5000k color temperature and an RGB lighting system, the design not only creates a grandiose scene but also manifests the texture of the buildings. To cope with typhoon attacks, all luminaires are installed at the optimal location to ensure the project's sustainability.


Founded in 2005 and based in Beijing, TORYO International Lighting Design Center is a professional design firm specializing in urban lighting planning and architectural lighting design. Led by Chief Designer Xu Dongliang, a passionate explorer of the lighting environment, TORYO has assembled a team of talented lighting designers across the country, accomplished many outstanding lighting projects, and obtained recognition both domestically and globally. There are 60 designers in TORYO Beijing, the headquarter, as well as five branch studios in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Xi'an.

Other Awards and Prizes

IES AWARD (Illuminating Engineering Society): Illumination Award of Excellence for Outdoor Lighting Design 2016 for Harbin Grand Theatre Building Lighting