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  5. Atelier Li Xinggang
  6. 2015
  7. Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang

Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang

  • 00:00 - 25 June, 2018
Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang
Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang, South East Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia
South East Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia

Entrance Water Bridge from South West View. Image © Zhi Xia Main Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia Xuyan Hall Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia Landscape. Image © Zhi Xia + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shangqiu Shi, Henan Sheng, China
  • Lead Architect

    Xinggang Li, Bangbao Fu, Zeyang Tan, Zhe Zhang, Zhe Li, Yuting Zhang, Xu Li
  • Structure

    Ye Zhang
  • Landscape

    Li Li
  • Engineering

    Ning Chen, Yanjun Liu, Zheng Wang
  • Area

    28613.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

South Elevation. Image © Zhi Xia
South Elevation. Image © Zhi Xia

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the new district in the southwest of the city, Shangqiu Museum is designed for the collection, display and exhibition of the local historical relics, the urban evolution and the cultural history of Shang Dynasty.The overall layout and the spatial sequence of the museum are the coherence and recreation of the typical forms and characters of Guide which represents ancient city of Huangfan.

Entrance Bridge. Image © Zhi Xia
Entrance Bridge. Image © Zhi Xia

The museum is like a miniature of an ancient city with stacked main bodies of the architecture, suggesting the “city on city”-type archaeological structure of the buried layers and the display and layout of the transition of location from the bottom to the top as well as the transition of history from the ancient to the present.

Axon Diagram. Image Courtesy of Atelier Li Xinggang
Axon Diagram. Image Courtesy of Atelier Li Xinggang

The main body of the museum consists of three stacked exhibition halls surrounded by water and courtyard of which on the outside lies tiered terrace and peripheral high dam (with outdoor exhibition corridors below). Buildings for relics, business and office form L-shaped volume locating on the northwest corner of the dam. Four gates are set for different directions with main entrance on the south gate and the other three ones serving for VIP, temporary exhibition and office respectively.

Main Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia
Main Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia
Section
Section
Autrium. Image © Zhi Xia
Autrium. Image © Zhi Xia

After climbing the dam through major steps and ramps facing yanbo road, visitors enters the “city” from the preface hall along the south approach bridge above water and then visit each exhibition hall along the ramps of the central crossed hall (indicating the center crossed street). When reaching the roof platform, visitors will have a visual connection with different famous sites: Yanbotai, Guide ancient city, the site of Sui and Tang Grand Canal Pier in different gazebos at each corner of the architecture, recalling the history and rethinking the present.

Xuyan Hall Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia
Xuyan Hall Entrance. Image © Zhi Xia
Xuyan Hall. Image © Zhi Xia
Xuyan Hall. Image © Zhi Xia

A series of elaborately organized elements of architecture and landscape form a sequence of narrative spaces of up and down, inside and outside, near and far, and the reciprocating change, so that the whole experience of traveling this miniature city and its extension of the ancient history can be achieved.

Landscape. Image © Zhi Xia
Landscape. Image © Zhi Xia

The museum adopts a large quantity of cheap Shandong grey stones as the main interface material of the internal and external spaces, whereas inspired by the collections of the Han Dynasty's images and the stones, each stone was treated with surface grinding and internal singeing, and the staggered joints make the details elegant. Unified the specifications with the stones, the resin solid wood panels was joined to enhance the warmth and comfort of the indoor space.

North Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia
North Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia

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Cite: "Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang" 25 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/896877/shangqiu-museum-atelier-li-xinggang/> ISSN 0719-8884
South East Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia

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