10 design: dalian museum 10 design: dalian museum
jan 06, 2012

10 design: dalian museum

‘dalian museum’ by 10 design, dalian, china all images courtesy 10 design

hong kong and shanghai-based international firm 10 design has proposed the ‘dalian museum’, for urban planning topics positioned within the heart of the government district in dalian, china. the building’s external appearance responds to the established sculptures and parks scattered throughout the city, becoming a focal element in itself. the form opens towards an adjacent park to the west, visually incorporating the current urban planning elements and green spaces of the encompassing context into the museum.

aerial view

the zinc rainscreen facade is surfaced with a photocatalytic nano-coating of titanic dioxide to neutralize any air pollution and remove dirt. at night, UV lights powered by photovoltaic cells maintain the cleansing reaction which takes place while incorporating the imagery of a blooming flower, an important symbol to dalian. an inner layer of aluminum lined with a polymer acts as an insulation, adding 10-20 percent to the material’s R-values with marine and fungal resistance. the simple paint-like layers dramatically increase performance for minimal costs, while general orientation of entrances and internal spaces minimize western facing elevations. entries are placed to reduce the effects of northern winds to encourage passive solar techniques.

lobby

cafe

street view

at night

site plan

floor plans

section

elevation

elevation

elevation

elevation

section perspective

structure diagram

facade structure diagram

exploded axon

solar study

flow diagram

concept sketch

project info:

architects: 10 design
 location: dalian, china
 year: 2011
 design team: ted givens, peby pratama, adrian yau, audrey ma, laura rusconi clerici, shane dale landscape design: ewa koter 
 client: dalian planning bureau

  • this is really great project

    michael says:
  • Please, don’t…

    zaha says:
  • As much as I like this project and the futuristic fluidity of the design I can not BUT notice the obvious similarities between this project and this from zaha hadid. And both are in China…. https://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/12200/zaha-hadid-chengdu-contemporary-art-centre.html

    Xander says:
  • Yeah it looks like tje Chengdu contemprary art center..Why cant they come up with new and innovative design?.

    JR says:
  • Chengdu Contemporary Art Center
    +kaosiung reiser umemoto.

    JR says:
  • did i miss it, or was there any mention on the “reason” or “idea” behind the form/fluidity…?! or, is it just sculptural?!

    sudersan says:
  • No structural respons for a (fuck up) sculptural project.

    Please, don’t

    eZ says:
  • ewwww!! looks like a rejected design for Nike running shoes

    Dave says:
  • Will this thing sink into the ground when the twister comes?

    rumjum says:
  • with due respect, could we rethink the design?

    kel2 says:
  • WOW! this is so futuristic!
    awesome [url=http://moxdesign.com/]design plan[/url]

    andrea says:
  • This project was never commissioned. Just a fake design.

    Ridley says:
  • @Ridley………hence why its called a “proposal”

    DUH says:
  • i doubt if this has any ESD basis at all

    china desing dude says:

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