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Ordos Art Museum / DnA

  • 01:00 - 17 September, 2009
Ordos Art Museum / DnA
Ordos Art Museum / DnA

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
  • Architect in Charge

  • Design Team

    Tiantian Xu,Guillaume Aubry,Yingnan Chen
  • Building area

    270 sqm
  • Design year

  • Client

    Ordos Jiangyuan Water Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Architects: DnA

Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Project team: Tiantian Xu,Guillaume Aubry,Yingnan Chen

Program: Museum

Client: Ordos Jiangyuan Water Engineering Co. Ltd

Design year: 2005-2006

Construction year: 2006-2007

Site area: 420 sqm

Building area: 270 sqm

Photographs: Savoye/Ruogu Zhou, Iwan Baan

Ordos Art Museum is the first building of Ordos’ new civic center on a stretch of sand dunes along the lake that is dedicated as a “public corridor” with art and cultural facilities. This 29,000 sq.ft. of exhibition and research space is distributed within an undulating form with a central span lifting clear off the ground, suggesting a desert viper winding over the dunes.

The space is conceived as one uninterrupted room with a series of openings absorbing natural light while offering cinematic views of the raw surroundings; the art exhibition mingles with the natural landscape that becomes an integrated experience for views.

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Natália Godoy · March 29, 2011

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dashen · July 03, 2010

Ordos, a town in north china, is now suffering the real estate bubble. It's not architect's responsibility. physically, it's even a pretty good design. But I doubt little would use this building.

Jack huang · November 11, 2009


X · October 29, 2009


chennobody · September 29, 2009


Tuf-Pak · September 18, 2009

I've always thought that this project is a great mediation between the idea and the technological and detailing concessions that you have to make when doing projects in China.

navy · September 18, 2009

wonderfully,I will look it personally if have a chance!

H. Huang · September 18, 2009

great!! would like to see it by my own eyes~

ayan13 · September 18, 2009

????????Great Work! ???

fengfeng · September 18, 2009

dear tiantian,nice job!

QFWFQ · September 18, 2009


drewmerkle · September 18, 2009

surely there was a better place to locate the mechanical systems and piping, than on the front facade along the path leading to the main entry...?

wejie · September 18, 2009 02:57 PM

agree with it

pi · September 18, 2009

veeery nice :]

oscar falcón lara · September 18, 2009

I like how every side of the museum has 'views', the plan itself screams exploration and the exterior cladding and construction are top notch. The staircase leading to the upper levels is amazing.

Fino · September 18, 2009

Pretty extraordinary spaces being made, with the natural light slicing through spaces and reflecting beautifully off of the various surface conditions. This project seems very balanced. Meditated and balanced.

stan · September 17, 2009



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