UPDATE: Guangzhou Opera House Fire

A rendering of the Opera House interior. (Images courtesy zahahadidblog.com)

A spokesman for Zaha Hadid Architects sent AN the following statement on the condition of the building following the fire:

“An incident involving a fire at the construction site of the Guangzhou Opera House occurred at 7:50am on Saturday 09 May 2009. All staff were evacuated safely with no injuries. No members of the public were involved. The fire was extinguished by the Fire Department in under an hour. Initial inspections confirm the structure of the building remains completely intact. Further investigations into the cause are undergoing. We must wait for these investigations to be completed before we know if the opening date will need to be altered.”

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