Quarry No. 9: Stage Space + Quarry No. 10: Live Performance / DNA
Quarry 9: Stage space. Quarry No. 9 is cut into the rock like a knife, and after a narrow entrance, into a nearly rectangular area that tapers upwards, like a very high sloped roof with narrow slits to let in sunlight. It spreads. This quarry is a classic example of top-down mining. But here you can also see the lower part created by the excavation of the machine, as it is different in shape from the manual parts above it. The lower part has a vertical wall structure due to the use of machines, while the upper cone is manual. The cathedral-like space, with its rear partially covered, provides excellent acoustics, albeit by accident during stone quarrying. After various tests, flooring, side rail panels, and sound absorption measures improved acoustic quality for versatile use.
Due to the current situation and technical optimization, this place is only common in this area and is suitable for traditional Wushu opera lectures, performances or staging that appeals to both local audiences and visitors. I am. Cleverly crafted artificial lighting emphasizes spatial quality and creates a festive atmosphere that focuses on the surface of huge cracked walls. When it rains, the water collects on the inner surface a little below and reflects the surroundings. A slight swell is reflected on the walls of the space as the light enters, and the sound of water dripping is heard as an additional acoustic experience.
Quarry No.10: Live performance. The first quarry assigned number 10 is on the west side of the access road and is the starting point for paths to other sites. The quarry is located in a wooded area with a nearly rectangular area that opens towards the sky created by the quarrying of stone blocks. In the early afternoon, the three spaces are exposed to the sun. In a live performance here, a local mason shows visitors a work that has shaped the area for a long time, but is now disappearing.
The vegetation had grown to the top of the quarry. As in all other places, we removed the vegetation and fixed the edges to secure the interior from the fallen objects. From the access pass, the slope leads to an observatory that is almost 3 meters high, from which circular bleachers extend to the quarry. From the stand, you can watch the performance and view the scenery from the platform at the top. Below the platform is a small room for workers’ tools. The tribune is finished with local stone and is divided by a central staircase to the platform. There is a road to Quarry No. 9 80 meters north of this quarry.