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Hongkun Art Gallery / penda

  • 01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Hongkun Art Gallery / penda
Hongkun Art Gallery  / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
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Diagram 1
Diagram 1

Text description provided by the architects. Located on the southern 3rd ring road in Beijing, the white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an opening in the monolithic facade, the arch like curves continue to the interior and gently merge into a clean white space for exhibiting the artworks.

© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

The open areas in the gallery offer a wide space for themed exhibition, while the gently curved entrance part draws people into the space and guides them naturally further into the gallery.

© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

The solid expression of the exterior countinually merges with a carved out interior and increases the sculptural appearance of the gallery. Multiple arches altering in size and orientation create a continuous, gentle curve which becomes a sculptural interpretation of the landscape paintings, that are exhibited in the gallery.

© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

Within the arches, the entrance sculpture inhabites an information desk, a coatroom and the main circulation staircase, which guides visitors to the basement with a special exbition hall and employees to the office area located on the mezzanin level.

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Cite: "Hongkun Art Gallery / penda" 19 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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