All beauty is related to time. Some beauty will fade due to time, such as flowers, such as morning dew, such as the face. Some beauty blooms with time, such as Pluto, jade, and Mariinsky Theater. After a nine-and-a-half-year-long journey, the “New Horizons” probe departed from January 2006 and arrived at Pluto, which is 5.2 billion kilometers away from Earth, in July 2015. A lonely journey in the past ten years, a perfect photo, freezes the beauty of the world.
The Mariinsky II Theatre, located in St. Petersburg, Russia, also took ten years to build. The new theater began construction in 2003 and was officially put into use in May 2013. The total construction area is nearly 80,000 square meters, divided into 7 floors above ground and 3 floors underground, at a cost of 500 million euros.
The most memorable thing about the theater is the golden tone paved with jade. In the eyes of the artist, the Mariinsky Theatre is to St. Petersburg what Lincoln Center is to New York. They are both the center of the classical music world and the artistic sanctuary that all artists look forward to.
All of Tchaikovsky’s operas are premiered in the Mariinsky Old Theatre, and the three masterpieces of the ballet choreographer Petipa, “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Swan Lake” are also premiered here. play.
These thunderous names are enough to explain the weight of the temple. Therefore, only gold can hold down this kind of history. The Russians followed the old European aristocracy’s preference for magnificence and moved the luxury of the “Golden Hall” to the new National Theater, which they are most proud of.
St. Petersburg was the place where Peter the Great ruled the roost, and it was also the birthplace of Russian President Vladimir Putin. On May 2, 2013, the day when the new Mariinsky Theatre was officially put into use, Putin opened the new theatre and watched the large-scale concerts held that day. He highly praised that it has become a “European and world-class cultural and educational center.”
When the Mariinsky Theatre was expanded, the Canadian designer firm Diamond&Schmitt and the local KB ViPS designer firm were hired to design this new theatre stage with 2000 seats and 1000 square meters.
How to seamlessly connect the graceful and luxurious history of the old theater with the modern fashion of the new theater? The designer puts the platform that connects the two on a large jade wall with extraordinary bearing, modern atmosphere, and agility.
Together with the luxurious crystal Swarovski crystal chandeliers, these jade stones give off a dazzling light and instantly think of the deep accumulation of Russian art.
According to the New York Times, the style of Mariinsky’s new theater is warm and introverted. The exterior wall of the theater is full of enthusiasm, while the inside of the theater feels calm and elegant. The decoration is simple and clean.
Walking along the glass corridor to the entrance of the auditorium, the golden jade walls have beautiful textures, which are contemplative and admirable, and often make the audience unable to stop taking pictures.
The audience rest area is open and spacious, and natural light can leak in through the glass exterior wall during the day, fully highlighting the texture of the highly decorative golden jade wall.
When viewed from the outside at night, the luxury of the golden jade wall is even more dazzling under the cleverly arranged lights, just like the golden palace in the crystal palace. At the same time, under the background of the lights, the original white wall of the audience lounge area has also been dyed with golden brilliance. This is the skill of the designer’s ingenious idea.
Gorgeous and not overly exaggerated, this can only be achieved by jade. Jade has been forged by nature for hundreds of millions of years, with natural colors and natural patterns and textures.
Only with such a unique, noble, long-lasting, and beautiful material can the magnificent and grandeur of the Vienna Golden Hall be successfully replicated without the golden “local tyrant” atmosphere, and it meets the needs of the modern art palace.
The golden brilliance created by jade was perfectly displayed in the Mariinsky New Theater, and because of the firmness of jade, it will be eternal.