KSP Engel und Zimmermann Architekten has shared their winning proposal for the new Art Museum for Nanjing, China. The museum lies near the cultural axis which is comprised of Changjiang Road to the south and the “revolution road”, Zhongshan East Road, to the north. These roads are slightly angled toward one another creating a “trapeze-shaped plot of land”. This distinct site inspired the team to respond to its critical surroundings. Components in the museum such as the Revolution Cube and the Culture Cube, are strategically placed to honor the project’s location.
More images and more about the museum after the break.
The two structures interlace to create a canyon-like access areas. Entrances are located in the north as well as in the south to mark each end of the canyon. Rooftop terraces offer views of the activities of the canyon to those occupying the top storey office spaces, meeting rooms and classrooms.
Client: Nanjing Olympic Sport Center, Jiangsu
Competition: 07/2006, 1st prize
Floor area: 27,103 m²
Completion: early summer 2010