on the banks of yan lake park in china‘s liyang city lies a sinuously-shaped architectural intervention realized by CROX. inspired by a chinese instrument called jiaoweiqin, the organic lines of the recently completed museum are designed to create a dialogue between the urban context and the adjacent park. 

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

all images © xia zhi

 

 

the project is composed by CROX in two parts: the undulating green hills and the ‘floating’ architecture that rests on top. within the latter volume, the space contains exhibition halls as well as a rooftop garden and viewing terrace, allowing visitors to enjoying panoramic views across the lake. the lower part of the museum, or ‘mounatins’, blends and extends into the surrounding landscape. in this ground level, a central courtyard is surrounded by a lounge, educational room and office. 

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

 

 

access to the museum is gained from the bottom of the hills. designed to feel natural and welcoming, this curved entrance is connected to a large plaza on the south-west facing elevation. this public space functions to bring people into the central courtyard on the ground floor of the building while also providing a vibrant area for local residents to meet and gather.

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

organic lines and undulating greenery form CROX's liyang museum in china designboom

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: liyang museum

location: liyang city, jiangsu province, china

client: suwan china cooperation demonstration area construction co., ltd

city cultural consultant and system service design: shangyuan academy

architecture and landscape design firm: CROX

design team: c.r. lin, darcy chang, dr. zheng-hao song, yue jiang, saunaam yip, tian-ye zhou, jia-yi zhu, li-dong sun, nicky ni

completion date: september 2019

above ground floor area: 129,166.93 ft2 (12,000 m2)

underground floor area: 75,347.37 ft2 (7,000 m2)

LDI: nanjing yangtze river urban architectural design co., ltd.

curtain wall design consultant: schmidlin curtain wall technology co., ltd.

design materials: glass curtain wall, aluminum plate

brand: hai tai, tai shan, TOTO

photography: xia zhi

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom