Liangzhu Culture Museum by David Chipperfield Architects opens in Hangzhou, China
It is set on a former industrial site, which was landscaped by Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten. The 9,500 sq m project consists of four 18 metre wide volumes made of cream and tan-coloured travertine stone, varying in length and height. Five interior courtyards connect the exhibition halls and a bridge to the south of the main building provides access to an island, which hosts a further exhibition space.
“We felt that abstract geometry and linear spaces were quite sensible for this project,” explains Chipperfield. “Since it is a museum, and is an exploratory environment, we wanted to create a sequence of indoor and outdoor spaces that would take visitors on a journey through an ancient culture.“