National Maritime Museum of China wins Future Project of the Year

The National Maritime Museum of China won the Future Project of the Year 2013 award at the World Architecture Festival. Proposed by Brisbane- based studio Coz Rayner Architects, the waterside scheme features five halls that radiate out of the harbour, each containing different exhibitions.

The project is due for completion by 2015.

“The project demonstrates a strong conceptual clarity,” the WAF judges said. “In its response to the sea, the design evokes a strong sense of the maritime experience. It brings together vast collections of elements of China’s rich maritime history and offers the visitor references to global maritime cultures. The jury looks forward to a realisation that maintains the integrity of the original idea.”

Last year’s award was presented to AECOM for its master plan for a gateway to Doha, Qatar.