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Xinjin Zhi Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 01:00 - 27 March, 2012
Xinjin Zhi Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Xinjin Zhi Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates, Courtesy of  kengo kuma & associates
Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Xincheng East Rd, Youxian, Zhuzhou, Hunan, República Popular China, 412300
  • Architects

    Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structural Engineers

    Oak Structural Design Office
  • Mechanical Engineers

    P.T.Morimura & Associates,LTD
  • Client

    Fantasia Group
  • Total Budget

    30,000,000RMB
  • Site area

    2,580 sqm
  • Total floor area

    2,353 sqm
  • Area

    787.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

From the architect. This pavilion is located at the foot of Laojunshan mountain in Xinjin, to usher in the people to the holy place of Taoism, while the building itself shows the essence of Taoism through its space and exhibitions.

Courtesy of  kengo kuma & associates
Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates

The tile used for façade is made of local material and worked on in a traditional method of this region, to pay tribute to Taoism that emphasizes on nature and balance. Tile is hung and floated in the air by wire to be released from its weight (and gain lightness). Clad in breathing façade of particles, the architecture is merged into its surrounding nature.

Courtesy of  kengo kuma & associates
Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates

The façade for the south is divided into top and bottom and staggered in different angles. This idea is to respond to two different levels of the pond in front and the street at the back, and avoid direct confrontation with the massive building in the south. For the east side, a large single tile screen is vertically twisted to correspond with the dynamism of the road in front. The façade for the north side is static and flat, which faces the pedestrians’ square. Thus the tile screen transforms itself from face to face, and wraps up the building like a single cloth.

Courtesy of  kengo kuma & associates
Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates

Taking advantage of the varied levels in the architecture’s surroundings, the flow is planned to lead people from the front to the back, motion to stillness, like a stroll type of garden. The exhibition space inside is planned spiral moving from darkness to light. From the upper floor a paramount view of Laoujunshan can be enjoyed. Direct sunlight is blocked by the tile, and the interior of the building is covered with gentle light with beautiful particle-like shade.

Courtesy of  kengo kuma & associates
Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates
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Dnnis · March 28, 2012

there is something wrong with the site on the map

Qui Mineo · March 28, 2012

Lo trovo talmente interessante che lo ripropongo!!
Il Museo di Xinjin-Zhi progettato da Kengo Kuma and Associates... http://t.co/qfRJRMVm

Mark · March 28, 2012

Love the skin on this.

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