The Building Design

Encore Melaka theatre is a landmark of contemporary architecture in Melaka, hiding inside it seven centuries of Melaka history. The chief architect of Encore Melaka theatre is Mr Wang Ge from Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) – renowned as a technological research center of informatization architecture design and construction in Beijing.

Since its inception in 1949, BIAD has become a force to be reckoned with. Their architectural designs have pushed the envelope in terms of aesthetic and engineering design. To feature a multi-ethnicity and cultural diversity of Melaka, Wang Ge designed an uncomplicated yet sophisticated theatre. He believes less is more.

The theatre comprises of blue and white, colours of purity and eternity. The simplicity of Encore Melaka theatre reflects the unpretentious society inviting the world to the compelling story of Melaka. Audiences are welcomed by an organic canopy entrance leading to a blue foyer – the marker of the main façade – covering with porcelain tiles. Different shade of blues adds finishing touches that bring spaces to life. It is a metaphor for Melaka’s multiculturalism where they would mingle and naturally merge into a united society as a whole. The rich atmospheric ambience in the interior facade is a preamble of the fullness of the performance of Encore Melaka.