kengo kuma's museum at the china academy to open in 2014
kengo kuma's museum at the china academy to open in 2014 kengo kuma's museum at the china academy to open in 2014
feb 04, 2013

kengo kuma's museum at the china academy to open in 2014

kengo kuma’s museum at the china academy to open in 2014image © kengo kuma




as part of an initiative to promote the study and appreciation of art, the china central academy of fine arts in beijing and the china academy of art in xiangshan are playing a major part in educating the masses. the counterpart to arata isozaki’s central academy of fine arts in beijing, which reflects the dense urban environment and its respective characteristics, the ‘museum at the china academy of art’ by kengo kuma will instead be located at the foot of the mountains and peaceful suburban landscape.


the form relates to the geological slopes and does not intrude into the green environment. studies revealed lozenge-shaped forms in three dimensions, becoming the morphological concept of the structure that allows fluid exhibition areas and alternating floor levels with an engrained porosity that brings visitors to the exterior throughout the sequence of the program. locally sourced and recycled materials will allow the structure to be born of the land from where it came. the museum, of 4936 square-meters is set to open in the spring of 2014.

structure follows the contours of the landscapeimage © kengo kuma

circulation within one of the triangular baysimage © kengo kuma

image © kengo kuma

auditoriumimage © kengo kuma

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