jean nouvel reveals designs for national art museum of china jean nouvel reveals designs for national art museum of china
sep 19, 2014

jean nouvel reveals designs for national art museum of china

jean nouvel reveals designs for national art museum of china
all images © ateliers jean nouvel & BIAD

 

 

renowned french architect jean nouvel has unveiled designs for the ‘national art museum of china‘ a vast cultural program to be built in beijing. located next to the city’s historic axis – symbolically connected to the forbidden city – the institution will contain an array of important collections from the ming era to the present day.

 

across its 30,000 square meter footprint, the museum houses a range of permanent and temporary galleries, research and education centers and an auditorium. a host of public spaces, including an expansive grand terrace, provide visitors with venues for recreation and contemplation.

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lifted above the ground, the structure evokes a sense of incompleteness

 

 

 

lifted above the ground, the structure evokes a sense of incompleteness and weightlessness, appearing to defy the laws of gravity. the summer hall is clad with a gold ceiling that references the history of chinese art from the 15th century to the present day, with the contents of the gallery decided in consultation with eminent chinese and international specialists.

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the museum’s internal garden shown in autumn

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the grand terrace provides a place for both recreation and contemplation

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the summer hall clad with a distinctive gold ceiling

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masterplan documenting the evolution of the museum district

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the site of the museum is positioned close to the city’s 2008 olympic stadium

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to the north of the site, a filter protects an internal garden

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longitudinal section of the vast multi-storey institution

  • aww, hes trying so hard to be something more than just a detail guy.

    btw. people who call BIG and OMA stuff “paintbrush” need to recognize that THIS is actually paintbrush.

    boomer says:
  • hmm, somehow it looks similar to herzog & de Meuron New Hall for Messe Basel. Elevated volume, central trumpet shaped courtyard, perforated skin, distorted facade.. even “St”architects copy from other “st”architects. BTW: what stupid idea to elevate a garden with threes in the upper floor. On the roof top it would be ok, but just one floor above ground level makes no sense in my eye.

    Trumpet says:
  • Is it me or does it look a lot like he colored the Tokyo Opera house from 86?

    SCH says:

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