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Round Up: China's Next Generation of Museums

Round Up: China's Next Generation of Museums
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects. Image © Marcel Lam
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects. Image © Marcel Lam

Although it went largely unnoticed until Wang Shu was awarded the Pritzker Prize, China's going through a major cultural boom. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal notes that, since 2012, hundreds of (often privately established) cultural institutions have popped up across the country, honouring everything from the famous Terracotta Soldiers to the local city planning department. We've rounded up a couple of these projects for your pleasure: Jean Nouvel's winning design for the National Art Museum, Steven Holl's mind-warping Sifang Museum, the seemingly extra-terrestrial Ordos City + Art Museum by MAD Architects, Trace Architecture Office's small museum of handcraft paper in the countryside, and a regional museum by Rocco Design Architects that takes inspiration from traditional Chinese lacquered boxes. Enjoy!

© Iwan Baan Ordos Art & City Museum / MAD Architects. Image © Shu He Jean Nouvel's winning proposal for the National Art Museum. Image Courtesy of Jean Nouvel The Museum of Handcraft Paper / Trace Architecture Office. Image © Shu He + 5

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Cite: Katherine Allen. "Round Up: China's Next Generation of Museums" 07 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/446719/round-up-china-s-next-generation-of-museums/> ISSN 0719-8884
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