gmp architekten: changzhou culture center
gmp architekten: changzhou culture center gmp architekten: changzhou culture center
apr 02, 2012

gmp architekten: changzhou culture center

‘changzhou culture center’ by gmp architekten, changzhou, china perspective at night image © crystal digital technology all images courtesy of gmp architekten

hamburg-based gmp architekten have produced the winning proposal for the ‘changzhou culture center’ in the newly developed center of changzhou, china. with a gross floor area of 365,000 square meters, the complex will host an art museum, science and technology museum and library with additional support facilities for the city’s xinbei district. comprised of six modules, the arced forms mimic cantilevered bridges. an inviting environment of elaborate water features and landscaping surrounding the structure produce gathering points for visitors.

public plaza image © crystal digital technology

6 building modules

image © crystal digital technology

building modules with large arcs image © crystal digital technology

interior of the art gallery image © crystal digital technology

bird’s eye view

image © crystal digital technology

site plan

image © gmp

section through the culture centre

image © gmp


image © gmp

project info:

competition: 2012 – 1st prize design: meinhard von gerkan and nikolaus goetze with magdalene weiss chinese partner: wei wu competition team martin friedrich, sebastian schmidt, kong bu hong, jiang lan lan, yao yao, zhang zhen, gao shu san, dominika gnatowicz, sa xiaodong structural design: schlaich bergermann and partners landscape design: wes & partners client: changzhou jinling investment and construction co., ltd gross floor area: 365,000 m² gfa library: 32,800 m² gfa art gallery: 20,600 m² gfa science and technology museum: 18,300 m² gfa service facilities: 37,300 m² gfa basement floors: 256,000 m²

  • These folks are getting better at striking the nerve of the judges all the time. Here is an other great idea, grand spaces, white elephant paid for by tax dollars extracted from the poor. Chinese government are real geniuses, creating the largest construction boom in human history, yet all the buildings remain unoccupied.

    idle_crane says:
  • i find this surprisingly good

    mte says:

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