MAD designs China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin Print
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Side StoryMAD - Hongluo Clubhouse, North of BeijingMAD - Hongluo Clubhouse, North of Beijing
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Beijing based architecture firm, MAD, unveiled yesterday their new museum for Chinese wood sculptures in Harbin. As the main city of Northern China, Harbin is in the process of defining itself as a regional hub for the arts at a time when the historic city is rapidly expanding.
MAD-NMWS-02Inspired by the unique local winter landscapes, the museum is a contrast between the elegance of nature and the speed of daily life. Its 200 meter long body is shaped as a frozen fluid that reflects and explores the relation between the building and the environment.

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The interior of the museum combines two different exhibitions connected by a centralized entrance which both separates the two museums while simultaneously joining them, achieving a symbiotic relationship. Skylights flood daylight into the voids adjacent to the galleries, creating optimum viewing conditions and scenic moments in and around the building.
Addendum (January 11th, 2011)

The Architects have just sent us some new illustrations of the project, to share with our readers.
Wood-Sculpture-Museum-05Wood-Sculpture-Museum-01Site Plan

Wood-Sculpture-Museum-08The intricate shape of the project, while adding a rich visual experience does not hamper the circulation within the museum. The sections through the building display a rigorous distribution of the functions through different levels and spaces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 09:32