the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Museums & Exhibit
  4. China
  5. HS Arquitetos
  6. 2015
  7. Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library

Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library

  • 06:00 - 27 November, 2015
  • by
Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library
Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo has released their proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library, designed in collaboration with HS Architects. The proposal was a finalist for a competition to design a new cultural center in Baoan Qu, a district of Shenzhen, China. Their design recalls the necessity of returning to the Chinese cultural context after years of foreign designs, blending modernity with place and purpose. Read more about the proposal after the break.

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo + 15

Though the recent influx of foreign architecture has played a key role in China’s modernization, many projects neglect their context, according to the architects. Partially the fault of the architect and partially the wants of clients, these buildings are made deliberately iconic and futuristic, ignoring China’s history of urbanity.

Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

As development slows, this proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library finds its place as a reflection “of traditional Chinese architecture and local history, guided by the local urban culture,” write the architects. Inspiration is drawn from Chinese typologies, rather than western designs, to best suit the needs of inhabitants.

Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Historically, Chinese architecture has achieved harmony between natural and built environments, a direct result of the focus on outdoor spaces necessitated by Southern China’s warm, humid climate. Like this historical influence, the Longhua Art Museum and Library is envisioned as a balance between outside and in, a “place for quiet, reflection and introspection.” The program is organized around a series of patios that relate to its urban surroundings. Contrasting more recent Shenzen projects, the proposal looks inward, an oasis amid the city’s busy streets.

Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

News via Mecanoo

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Mecanoo
Office
HS Arquitetos
Office
Cite: Eric Oh. "Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library" 27 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777778/tradition-and-modernity-come-together-in-mecanoo-and-hs-architects-longhua-art-museum-and-library-in-china/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
Courtesy of Mecanoo

由Mecanoo和HS Architects建筑事务所合作设计的将传统与现代集于一身的龙华艺术博物馆和图书馆

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.