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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Guangdong Museum in Hangzhou, China by Rocco Design Architects Ltd.

July 17th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  Rocco Design Architects Ltd.

Guangdong Museum is one of the four cultural landmarks for Zhujiang New Town of Guangzhou. Conceived as an Objet d’Art in a monumental scale, it is an allegory to the impeccably and intricately sculpted antique Chinese artifacts of a lacquer box, which collects and reflects treasures of the times. The museum is designed to house objects of treasure, and is also a treasured object of fascination. It is an identifiable cultural icon, giving visitors a memorable experience on the traditional wisdoms as well as the appreciation of the cultural identity of the city.

Image Courtesy ©   Rocco Design Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Guangdong Museum
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Designed Year: 2004
  • Completion Year: 2010
  • Site Area: 41,027 sq. m
  • Total G.F.A: 66,980 sq. m
  • Project Team: Rocco Yim, William Tam, CM Chan, Derrick Tsang, Lucia Cheung, Grace Lin, Ivan Chui, Christina Chan, Chris Wong, Amber Wang, Ricky Wang
  • Client: Guangdong Museum

Image Courtesy ©   Rocco Design Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Ltd

The spatial arrangement of the museum takes its conceptual reference from the carvings of the legendary Chinese ivory concentric balls. Each carving slices through the museum box and reveals different layers and varying degrees of transparency and dialogues between the interior halls in an intricate and exploratory way, which is then extended and reflected on the external façade design. Using materials including aluminium panels, fretted glass and GRC panels, each elevation is uniquely tailored and expressed with different geometric voids recessed into the building mass, forming interesting volumetric patterns that echo and corresponds to the interior spaces behind.

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