The opera house being built in Harbin, China, is – appropriately, you might think – the brainchild of a firm of architects called MAD. Harbin is a wetlands environment and the designers were concerned that the opera house should rise from the marshes, rather in the way the concert hall in Lucerne rises from the lake.
But not everyone agrees and the debate is starting to heat up.
Does this look like an opera house?
(And how soon can I get to visit?)