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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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