- The new Harbin Opera House looks like an extension of the surrounding landscape.
- A stairwell spiraling around the exterior leads up to a viewing platform.
- The project's architect says nature will play a bigger role in the future of urban planning.
(CNN)The mind-bending ice sculptures at Harbin's annual winter festival may have put the northern Chinese city on the map. But this year, it's the new Harbin Opera House that's stealing the show.