architects collective: dalian planning museum
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dec 21, 2011
architects collective: dalian planning museum

‘dalian planning museum’ by architects collective, dalian, china
all images courtesy architects collective

bordered with bustling streets, the ‘dalian planning museum’ by austrian firm architects collective will become
a gateway to the city center of dalian, china. the site redirects the converging main avenues of the urban grid while shifted
and rotated floor plates respond to them, projecting the interior to the surrounding context. the skin is comprised of triangulated
transparent and opaque surfaces which passively shade during summer months and introduce daylight in the winter.

the building attempts to eliminate a disconnect with the city by placing balconies, bridges and terraces provide visitors
with opportunities. a spiraling vertical circulation around the building height atrium links the rotating galleries.

view from the street

plaza links interior and exterior environments

interior atrium

galleries are accessed by the stairs and corridors which form the atrium’s vertical circulation

at night

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

floor plan / level 3

floor plan / level -1







spiraling circulation and views diagram

project info:

project type: construction of a new museum for urban planning
location: dalian, chn
client: city of dalian
architect: architects collective
site area: 25.000 m²
construction costs: 20.000.000 EUR

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