The Wanda Movie Park is located on Shahu Lake, the eastern anchor of Dalian Wanda Group’s ‘Wuhan Central Cultural District’ development. Stufish Entertainment Architects have design the world’s first indoor movie theme park in Wuhan, China. The Cultural District includes a programme of offices, residential, cultural buildings and shopping malls along a 2km.
Wanda Movie Park with nicknamed The Golden Bells is a multi dimensional and multi sensory experience spread over 100,000 square metres. The brief was to provide a building large enough to house six major theme park attractions, immersive restaurants, fast-food outlets and guest facilities. Building contains six multi-dimension movie theatres including 4D and 5D cinema screens, flight theatre, interactive live performances and a space theatre.
The primary form of the building, derives from the Wuhan Bells, is a traditional symbol of the local Chu-Han culture. This shape has been replicated and grouped into two distinct clusters, each big enough to house large scale theme park rides arranged on ground and upper levels.
The building’s only entryway, which is positioned in a hollow bell, is beyond a large column free canopy, deep cantilevering structure. Glazed areas at street level provide double height shop fronts onto the lake – to the east the building is flanked by a public park and lakeside boardwalk, and generous views out from the various dining and retail facilities within.The balcony walls of the 80m wide atrium are lined with LED screens.