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* Architecture: Datong Art Museum by Foster + Partners

Posted by the editors on Friday, 27 April 2012

Architecture: Datong Art Museum by Foster + Partners: “..four pyramidal roof peaks interlock to define the exterior form, evoking the imagery of an erupted landscape. the external surfaces are clad with corten steel, a material with earthen hues and will continue to weather over time. one of four new buildings bordering a new cultural plaza, the 32,000 square meter center will be slightly sunken into the earth, matching the scale of its neighbors. visitors descend through a stepped courtyard of sculptures to enter the museum.  at the ground level, a grand gallery with a 37 meter tall atrium with a clear span of 80 meters provides a centerpiece area for large-scale installations and exhibitions. skylights within the high ceilings introduce northern and north-western daylight, creating an optimal environment to display artworks with natural illumination and minimal solar gain..”  Striking form, evolved parameters management, foster-esque distinction..

See three of our posts on other projects by Foster + Partners: Architecture: Hearst Tower by Foster and PartnersArchitecture: Jameson House by Foster and Partners, and  Architecture: Foster + Partners: The Souk, Abu Dhabi Central Market.

image: © foster + partners; article: Designboom

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