China, Museum, UNStudio

National Art Museum of China to reflect local culture

Holland-based architecture firm UNStudio has released its design for National Art Museum of China in Beijing, which takes references from Chinese culture.

The 99,700m² museum offers fixed and temporary exhibition spaces, educational facilities, offices, restaurants and shops.

Composed of two volumes that reference ancient Chinese stone drums, the scheme will feature a media facade with illuminated art projections.

Urban plinth plateaus connect the city with the museum by linking the street level, the underground, and the museum volumes.

Internally, the museum focuses on creating varied galleries for artwork, by offering extensive lighting possibilities and ample wall space.

The circulation is divided into separate routes which lead different visitor groups around themed areas.