Construction of the $89m Centre for the Arts at Virginia Tech University, US, is due to begin soon.
Architectural firm Snøhetta created the design plans approved by the university's board of visitors.
The 130,000ft² arts complex will comprise of new and renovated facilities located at the intersection of north main street and alumni mall.
The centre will feature a 1,300-seat performance hall, several visual arts galleries, and the Center for Creative Technologies in the Arts will be housed in renovated Schultz Hall, it will also include the collaborative performance lab.
Construction of the facility will begin this year. It is due to be completed in 2013.
STV Architects, Holder Construction, Arup and Theatre Projects Consultants are also involved in the project, the university said.