Located in Tianjin’s new Binhai district, The Tianjin Juilliard School is 350,000 sq. ft. center for performance, practice, research, and interactive exhibitions, with communal spaces that are designed to welcome the public into the creative process and performance of music. The Tianjin Juilliard School enrolled its first class of Pre-College students in 2020 and welcomed its inaugural class of graduate students from 11 countries and regions in 2020.
The state-of-the-art campus 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 bridge structures with all-glass windows. Classrooms, practice rooms, and private 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 Binhai High-speed Railway Station (previously called Yujiapu High-speed Railway Station), which connects Beijing and Tianjin.
A Slice of Tianjin Juilliard
Photo Credit: Zhang Chao