Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theatre

SCA Design

Steven Chilton Architects designed the building in Guangzhou, China. The shape is influenced by the city and connected with history. It is printed with patterns that represent its tattoo culture.


First, we need to build a basic cylinder or oblate sphere as the basic form of the building.


We extract the edges of the sphere mesh to facilitate the wrinkle like deformation. It is also a preparation for future construction.


The surface wrinkle and deformation are simulated by mechanical simulation such as surface tension. At the same time, some pushing deformation at the entrance also needs to be operated. After some deformation operations, the final shape is completed.