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museum at the china academy by kengo kuma to open 2014
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feb 04, 2013
museum at the china academy by kengo kuma to open 2014


‘museum at the china academy of art’ by kengo kuma, hangzhou, china
image © kengo kuma

 

 

as part of an initiative to promote the study and appreciation of art, the china central academy of fine arts in beijing and the china academy of art
in xiangshan are playing a major part in educating the masses. the counterpart to arata isozaki’s central academy of fine arts in beijing, which reflects
the dense urban environment and its respective characteristics, the ‘museum at the china academy of art’ by kengo kuma will instead be located
at the foot of the mountains and peaceful suburban landscape. the form relates to the geological slopes and does not intrude into the green environment.
studies revealed lozenge-shaped forms in three dimensions, becoming the morphological concept of the structure that allows fluid exhibition areas
and alternating floor levels with an engrained porosity that brings visitors to the exterior throughout the sequence of the program. locally sourced and
recycled materials will allow the structure to be born of the land from where it came.  the museum, of 4936 square-meters is set to open in the spring of 2014.

 

 


structure follows the contours of the  landscape
image © kengo kuma

 

 


circulation within one of the triangular bays
image © kengo kuma

 

 


image © kengo kuma

 

 


auditorium
image © kengo kuma

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