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  7. Bengbu Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center / MengArchitects

Bengbu Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center / MengArchitects

  • 20:00 - 21 February, 2017
Bengbu Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center / MengArchitects
Bengbu Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center / MengArchitects, © Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengbu, Anhui, China
  • Directors

    Meng Jianmin, Xu Yunchao, Xing Lihua
  • Design Team

    Zhou Fu, Li Songmin, Zeng Zhi, Liu Ruiping, Li Jinpeng, Wang Qiwen, He Xiaoxue, Qi Jiachuan, Shi Shuiqing, Zhong Wenen, Du Qingxian, Fan Yelin
  • Associate Engineers

    Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    68333.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

Text description provided by the architects. In China, urban plan usually put cultural buildings with administrative center, trying to build a political and cultural center under axis control. Consequently, the layout of cultural complex is forced to meet the political needs, and their publicity has to merge with political seriousness. While our design manages to give consideration to both symmetrical layout and solemn political image, and openness as well as closeness to people.

© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

Covering an area of 68,333㎡, Bengbu Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center, located in Bengbu, Anhui Province, is composed of two buildings, a museum and a planning exhibition center. The design strategy is to introduce people-oriented public activity first through leaving urban green space in the north side, building urban square in the middle of the two buildings, which can satisfies the need of performing local art “flower-drum lantern” and residents’ daily entertainment.

© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
Planning Pavillion Perspective Section
Planning Pavillion Perspective Section
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

The facade of museum resembles the texture of rock stratum section in order to create a sense of stack-up; in the sunny atrium, suspension bridge is not only a space statue, but also an important public space. Atrium becomes an urban saloon, rather than a simple visual place. While Urban Planning Exhibition Center shows a totally different style with silver gray perforated aluminum panel. The designing of the center changes traditional sand-table viewing mode, so that visitors can look at the Bengbu Model from different angles and heights via rising spiral ramp.

© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

Inspired by picturesque gardens built in the Southern Song Dynasty, our design attempts to create an “roaming around” experience mode, so as to explore the possibility of ramp spatial narrative. Only with user’ participation, can the space be more significant. Imagining that people walk on the folded and roundabout ramp in the museum or spiral ramp in the exhibition hall, one can see that the combination of linear narrative mode and continuous and causal spatial sensation turns out to be marvelous experience and dramatic space construct.

© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
Museum Perspective Section
Museum Perspective Section
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

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Cite: "Bengbu Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Center / MengArchitects" 21 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/805474/bengbu-museum-and-urban-planning-exhibition-center-mengarchitects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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