MAD architects break ground on pingtan art museum MAD architects break ground on pingtan art museum
jul 12, 2013

MAD architects break ground on pingtan art museum

‘pingtan art museum’ by MAD architects, pingtan, china
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chinese practice MAD architects have just shared with us images of their third museum, the ‘pingtan art museum’, which has just broken ground. with over 40,000 square feet it will be china’s largest private collection and when opened will exhibit over 1,000 pieces of national treasures. in addition to functioning as an important cultural institution, its location on the small fisherman’s island of pingtan is expected to facilitate the communication of art between taiwan and china. the museum itself is considered an island on an island, located in the center of pingtan yet only connected to land by an undulating pier, the project touches on the various symbolical expressions represented through the materiality and scale of each space. it is first conceived as a public space for the community, a bastion of the small island’s history within chinese ideology, and secondly a museum. soft flowing lines of reinforced concrete blend with the sand shells- its fluid form synthesizing the varied terrain: sea, land, mountain, oasis.

 

 


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the ‘island within an island’
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museum forms the continuation of the landscape
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cavernous interior made of layered concrete
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pockets in the structure create organic skylights
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model
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model
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pingtan island site

 

 


site plan
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master plan
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site plan
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floor plan / level 0
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section
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concept sketch
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project info:

 

 

time: 2011-
location: pingtan, china
program: museum
site area: 32,000 sqm
building area: 40,000 sqm
director in charge: ma yansong, dang qun, yosuke hayano
design team: zhao wei, huang wei, liu jiansheng, jei kim, li jian, li, guangchong, alexandre sadeghi

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