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Nieto Sobejano Wins Competition to Design New Guangzhou Science Museum

Nieto Sobejano Wins Competition to Design New Guangzhou Science Museum
Nieto Sobejano Wins Competition to Design New Guangzhou Science Museum, Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has been selected over MAD ArchitectsSteven HollGrimshaw and many others to design the Guangzhou Science Museum. 

Planned for the sprawling port city of Guangzhou (Canton), the new science museum will be realized on the south bank of the Pearl River, close to the Guangzhou Tower. It will form part of a new cultural hub, known as "Three Museums - One Square," which will include the future Guangzhou Museum, also won through a private-competition by gmp Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners.

Read on for a video and more information detailing the winning proposal.

Nieto Sobejano's winning proposal is based on a group of nine volumes conceived as a flexible sequence of large "ceramic vessels." As explained by the Spanish office, the architectural concept arises "from a simple additive process" that "admits multiple variations of a limited number of elements generating a complex space out of a combinatorial system."

Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The program will have a total area of ​​80,000-square-meters, including several rooms of permanent and temporary exhibitions, theaters, auditoriums and an indoor garden with views of the city and Lignan Park.

Guangzhou Science Museum: Interior. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Guangzhou Science Museum: Interior. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

"The new Science Museum will be, together with the adjoining Guangzhou Museum and the Art Gallery, a landmark in the new urban axis, not only for its ambitious programme for the popularization of science, but also for its unusual spatial conception, which proposes a dialogue between the memory and historical tradition of the place and a state of the art technological and museographic approach," says the architects.

Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

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Cite: Valencia, Nicolás. "Nieto Sobejano Wins Competition to Design New Guangzhou Science Museum" [Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, primer lugar en concurso internacional para el Museo de la Ciencia de Guangzhou] 16 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Rosenfield, Karissa) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/642854/nieto-sobejano-wins-competition-to-design-new-guangzhou-science-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884
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