The project developed by RTA-Office belongs to a large masterplan that includes three different museum buildings surrounded by a big green area. The Anhui Provincial Paleontological Fossils Museum and the Anhui Provincial New Museum are already built. RTA-Office was involved in the design of the third one, the Anhui Provincial Art Museum. Located in a new politic and cultural district in Heifei, China, the new building will occupy the southwest corner of the park. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The client asked for a design in accordance with the surrounding environment, for a modern architectural concept, simple and elegant, at the same time for a design with complete functions. The proposed design organizes the program into two separate structures in accordance to axial site conditions and programmatic requirements. Although two separate buildings, they are seen as a unified body through the poetic design of the skin.
The project finds inspiration from the rugged mountain landscapes, the natural elements, and the provincial artwork – silk painting and wood carving – unique of Anhui Province. The museum complex aims to achieve different functions such as collection, research, exhibition, education, communication, services, features; it focuses on collections. Exhibition reflects the history of art development in Anhui province and outside through artists’ works of art, literature, etc.
The proposal pays special attention to spaces’ distribution and is designed with the aim of holding international art activities.
Location: Hefei, China
Team: Margherita Filpi, Isabel Granell, Mariana Rapela, Kelly Sadikin, Arsenii Shiianov, Lorena Trinidad, Miguel Vilacha, Fei Fei Zhan
Landscape Design: RTA-Office
Total Land Area: 1.214.056,93 m2 (300 acres) for the Museum Quarter
Total Building Area: 36.000 m²
Primary Function: Art Museum (16,000 m2)
Secondary Functions: Painting/Calligraphy Institute (2500 m2) Research Institute of Province, Archeology (2500 m2)
Tertiary Functions: Artists’ Association, Provincial Calligraphers Business Area (1100 m2)
Auxiliary Functions: Parking (3500 m2)