Located in Tianjin’s new Binhai district, The Tianjin Juilliard School will include a state-of-the-art facility that combines performance, practice, and research spaces, as well as interactive exhibits to engage with the public. The Tianjin Juilliard School will enroll its first class of Pre-College students in the fall of 2019. The school will be ready to welcome its inaugural Master of Music degree students in the fall of 2020.
The school is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the world-renowned architecture firm that was responsible for the 2009 expansion of Juilliard’s iconic New York campus. The design of Tianjin Juilliard captures the spirit of Tianjin while creating an architectural connection to Juilliard in New York City.
Juilliard broke ground in China on June 15, 2017. Tianjin Juilliard is designed to welcome the public with its central lobby opening out to the surrounding park. The concert hall, recital hall, black box theater, and library surround the central hall and are connected to each other through air corridors with all-glass windows. Classrooms, practice rooms, and teaching studios are placed among them. Large skylights in the corridors allow natural light into the building. A rooftop garden overlooks the beautiful scenery of the Haihe River and the Binhai district.
Walking westward will lead to the beautiful riverside park, which surrounds the school and connects it to the central business district. A three-minute walk eastward from will take you to the Yujiapu High-speed Railway Station, which connects Beijing and Tianjin.