DQZ Cultural Center Proposal / Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI

Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office + AI

Holm Architecture Office (HAO) and AI have been invited to create a proposal for the city of in northern China. Sited in a newly developed part of the city, the new cultural building takes its form from the traditional Chinese courtyard square. By lifting the square in the diagonal corners, dual entry points to the building are created which leads visitors and locals through the building’s ground level public programs to the mid- and upper- level exhibition spaces while extending the existing North- South axis of the surrounding city. More images and architects’ description after the break.