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Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

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3 Jul 2018

Dinosaur Egg Museum China

Design: The Architectural and Urban Planning Design & Research Institute Co.Ltd. of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Location: Qinglong Mountain National-Geo-Park, Shiyan, Hubei Province, China

Dinosaur Egg Museum

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

The architect is by no means the dictator of building form – instead, the form of the museum is given collectively by dinosaurs from 80 million years ago, geologist on the excavation mission started in 2011 and the Architect. The morphology of the design roots in spatial distribution of the dinosaur eggs and vertical variation of the on-site topography.

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

The site remained least disturbed, with the minimally- designed walking bridge gently floating above to hug around the site of the eggs, which further determines the direction and form of the architecture that serves as a silent backdrop for the site. It is a building that is modest to the site, honest to the history and respectful to the archaeological excavation.

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

Old material + New construction technique: The fast-growing local bamboo was chosen as a low-budget sustainable material. However the conventional material is used with innovation: the bamboo was used mostly to make molds that provides concrete a unique, rough and textual finishing.

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

The old tiles from deserted earth houses nearby were also recycled in an innovative way: They are used to constructed second layer of the roof. Two layers of roof enables the circulation of air in between, therefore minimizing heat from entering the building during the summer day.

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

“The Chimneys of Light” are used to provide simple and pure “natural spotlight” for the dinosaur eggs, the only item on exhibition in the entire museum. “The Chimneys of Light” also construct a mysterious atmosphere for the exhibition.

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In order to be least imposing to the site, the 70-meter-long museum was broken into some small connected pieces according to the undulating site topography. For joining the pieces, the architect developed a “wind-transparent but light-blocking” window system to ensure good indoor air quality, comfortable indoor temperature but dark and mysterious exhibition atmosphere.

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Dinosaur Egg Museum, Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park – Building Information

Project location: Qinglong Mountain National-Geo-Park, Shiyan, Hubei Province, China
Google map link: N/A
Design company: The Architectural and Urban Planning Design & Research Institute Co.Ltd. of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Principle designer:Baofeng LI
Architect: Zeng Zhongzhonbg, Guo Nfan, Qu Tianming
Town Planner: Ding Jianmin
Landscape Architect:Xu Changshun

Project type:N/A
Design starting date: 2011.03
Design finish date: 2011.09
Construction starting date: 2011.11
Construction finish date: 2012.09

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

Site area: 5000 sqm
Gross floor area: 1000 sqm
Interior space area: 900 sqm
FAR: 0.2
Greening rate: 60%
Project status:N/A
Contractor:N/A
Structural engineer:Chen Haizhong
MEP consultant:Gan Wenxia,Shen Anfu,Wang Peiling
Lighting consultant:Li Fang
Quantity surveyor:He Jianhong
Video:N/A

Building materials & brand name:
Baogui Artistic Concrete(Beijing Baogui Stone Art Technology co.LTD)
Local natural stone in Taihang mountain
Cast-in-place concrete with bamboo template

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park

Photographer:Su Shengliang

Dinosaur Egg Museum in Qinglong Mountain National Geo-Park images / information received 030718

Location: Qinglong Mountain National-Geo-Park, Shiyan, Hubei Province, China

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