Oct Design Museum, Shenzhen Building

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen, Studio Pei-Zhu Building China, Guangdong Sheng Design

The Oct Design Museum : Shenzhen Building

New Chinese Architecture – design by Studio Pei-Zhu architects, China

page updated 4 Nov 2016 with new photos ; 11 Aug 2011

The Oct design museum in Shenzhen

The Oct design museum

Design: Studio Pei-Zhu, architects

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

Photos : Studio Pei-Zhu

The inspiration for the project comes from both the location being close to the bay and from the needs of the program, a surreal space for design exhibitions.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

The Oct design museum focuses mainly on fashion shows, product design, and conceptual automotive shows. The goal was to create a space that is surreal to the subject matter but also transcendental in surrounding and feeling.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

The design of the interior relies on a continuous white curving surface that casts no shadows and has no depth.

The result is a surreal borderless space that seems to go on into the infinite, similar to the feeling of a James Turrell installation. The effect is like being in a cloud or dense fog.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

The building becomes a blank surreal background, with only small triangular windows scattered randomly, as if they were birds in flight.

Typically an automobile looks very heavy but in this limitless space it becomes weightless, letting its curves, shadows, and intense colors become the focal point of the show.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

The first floor of the building holds the entry lobby and café, while the second and third is mainly exhibition space. Storage space is spread out evenly through the floors, with movable walls allow the exhibition spaces to be very flexible in scale and function.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

The exterior form of the building is a direct reflection of the continuous curving space inside.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

The smooth organic form has a similar surreal yet transcendental effect when seen outside in its urban setting.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

Set into its landscape, the building’s form seems to float above the ground, as if it was not from this planet.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

Being 300 meters from the ocean, the architects took inspiration in the smooth stones found along the beach.

Oct Design Museum Shenzhen

It is like a purely smooth stone cast into an overly saturated urban setting.

The Oct design museum China The Oct Design Museum Building
photos : Studio Pei-Zhu

The Oct Design Museum – Building Information

Architect: Studio Pei-Zhu
Architect/principal: Pei Zhu
Design team: Xiaoming Zeng (lead designer), Fan He, Jun Ke, Chongxia Jiao, Xiao Yin, Si Li
Structure consultant: Xueyi Fu
Location: Shenzhen
Design: 2008-09
Construction: 2009-11
Area: 5,000sqm


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Studio Pei-Zhu

Address: Haiyuan 2nd Rd, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518053


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