LocationOrdos, Inner Mongolia, China
Architect in ChargeDnA
Design TeamTiantian Xu，Guillaume Aubry，Yingnan Chen
Building area270 sqm
ClientOrdos Jiangyuan Water Engineering Co. Ltd
Text description provided by the architects. Architects： DnA
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.