Nanjing Sifang Art Museum by Steven Holl Architects

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Art Museum Steven Holl

Project: Nanjing Sifang Art Museum
Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Project team: Joseph Kan, JongSeo Lee, Pei Shyun Lee, Tz-Li Lin, Richard Liu, Sarah Nichols
Design architect: Steven Holl, Li Hu
Project architect: Clark Manning, Daijiro Nakayama
Client: Nanjing Foshou Lake Architecture and Art Developments Ltd
Location: Nanjing, China
Scope: 30,000 sf
Website: www.stevenholl.com
Nanjing Sifang Art Museum designed by internationally renowned architecture practice Steven Holl Architects is set as a unique landmark for the Chinese city of Nanjing. For more info and images continue after the jump:

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From the Architects:

The new museum is sited at the gateway to the Contemporary International Practical Exhibition of Architecture in the lush green landscape of the Pearl Spring near Nanjing, China. The museum explores the shifting viewpoints, layers of space, expanses of mist and water, which characterize the deep alternating spatial mysteries of the composition of Chinese painting. The museum is formed by a "field" of parallel perspective spaces and garden walls in black bamboo-formed concrete over which a light "figure" hovers. The straight passages on the ground level gradually turn into the winding passage of the figure above. The upper gallery, suspended high in the air, unwraps in a clockwise turning sequence and culminates at "in-position" viewing of the city of Nanjing in the distance. This visual axis creates a linkage back to the great Ming Dynasty capital city.