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* Architecture: Samaranch Memorial Museum by HAO and Archiland Beijing

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Architecture: Samaranch Memorial Museum by HAO and Archiland Beijing: “..Construction is underway on a Olympic-themed museum in Tianjin, China, comprising five connected rings..Designed by Dutch architects HAO and Beijing studio Archiland, the museum will commemorate the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was president of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001 and an influential promoter of the games..Exhibitions dedicated to Samaranch’s work will be housed in a figure of eight-shaped building that will loop around an entrance courtyard and garden in the two largest rings of the complex..The three smaller circles will contain sunken courtyards, providing spaces for temporary exhibitions, administration and research..The Samaranch Memorial Museum is due to complete in 2013..”

image: Courtesy of HAO and Archiland Beijing; article: Dezeen

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