We are sharing with you a design made in collaboration between Holm Architecture Office and Archiland International, who composed this stunning proposal for the National Maritime Museum located in Tianjin city of China.
About the Project:
The building takes full advantage of the adjacent lake by pulling in and creating a raised exterior marina exhibition that showcase new and old maritime vessels alike. The building design evolves around the idea of the “Big Sail”, implementing a large, inhabitable, roof that unites all the museum program while creating large undulating skylights and opening up towards the lake that sits directly to the North of the site. The “Big Sail” covers the main exhibition program of the museum, which sits as a collection of wooden exhibition volumes underneath mimicking the look building style of old fishing villages around the world.
Each of the exhibition volumes are linked by an internal path that ensures a well-defined and fully narrated museum experience for visitors, interspersed with views of the surrounding lake and marina. The flexible exhibition areas and new aquarium space is situated below the central interior reflecting pool.
With the Maritime Museum competition we wanted to focus the design on integrating a large variety and aspects of nautical experiences. The building design takes full advantage of the surrounding lake and creates a separate exterior exhibition marina for visitors giving the opportunity to see the ships in its natural surroundings.