Year 2011. The National Centre of Performing Arts shortly know by the Egg of Beijing is an essential building for Opera, Concert and Theatre performances. The three distinct areas are separated but connected by corridors. Located west side of the infamous Tiananmen Square and just behind the Great Hall of the People it was built within the 2008 Olympics buildings collection budget and designed by the french architect Paul Andrew.
The exterior, like a steel-structured oval shell, is a material integration of over 18,000 titanium plates and over 1,000 sheets of ultra-white glass, which creates a visual effect as if the curtain is drawn apart slowly before your eyes.
Twice a year the external side of the dome is cleaned thoroughly. It happened to be there in a professional duty during the weekend they have done in the winter of that year. Considering I had only a small compact camera with me I think this photo cam out exceptionally sharp.