Location： Ordos, Inner Mongolia
Project team： Tiantian Xu，Guillaume Aubry，Yingnan Chen
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.