China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.Beijing, China (March 18, 2008)–Since opening in December, China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing has been wowing crowds with its performances–and its architecture.
The structure is a 200,000m dome, with a shell made of glass and titanium that is surrounded by a man-made lake. Inside, it contains three performance venues, including an opera hall, music hall and theater hall, that seat 6,500 people in total.
The facility uses a combination of wired digital matrix and synthesized dual-channel wireless components from RTS for its intercom system. At the heart of the system is an array of Zeus II matrices.
User stations that were applied include KP-32 Classic series keypanels, BP-325 wired beltpacks, and BTR-800/TR-800 wireless base stations and beltpacks. The National Centre for the Performing Arts chose the high-end BTR-800 system because the massive titanium structure presented unique challenges for wireless transmission, and users could not risk dropped communication during a performance.