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Silk Museum Chengdu, China : Sechuan Building
Chengdu Silk Museum building, Sechuan Province – design by hpa, architects
10 Nov 2011
Chengdu Silk Museum
Silk Museum design competition win for hpa
Design: studio hpa
Recently rebranded architecture studio hpa (Ho and Partners Architects) have won an international design competition for a mixed use development in Chengdu, China.
The majority of entries came from Chinese Design Institutes collaborating with international firms such as Japan’s Kengo Kuma.
Hong Kong based hpa’s winning proposal includes 230,000 m2 of commercial use GFA, 240,000 m2 of residential GFA and ancillary uses such as the Silk Museum which account for the remaining of a 600,000 m2 total GFA development.. hpa utilizes a split site configuration for separate “urban” and “rural” zones within the project.
Along with a Silk Museum this cultural industry development project will include shopping streets, a high rise Grade A office tower, low rise “garden” offices, and apartments in high and low rise residential blocks.
The Chengdu Silk Museum design adopts the shape of a silkworm pupa and merges five pupae together in a configuration that will shape grand exhibition spaces. ETFE “pillows” and aluminium cladding will be used to create a larvae shell.
To promote and pay homage to the culture of Shudu (Sichuan) and to reflect the image of the Southern Silk Road, nine “town squares” will be linked along a “silk road”. Each square will represent, by landscape or architectural imagery, nine Sichuan cities along the “silk road” including Nanchong, Chengdu, Leshan, Yibin, Zhaotong, Qujing, Chuxiong, Kunming and Dali. The unique architectural characteristics of Sichuan will be integrated with modern construction techniques to create a new Chinese-style living experience.
Chengdu Silk Museum images / information from studio hpa
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Another Chengdu Museum building design on e-architect:
Chengdu City Museum
Sutherland Hussey Architects
Sutherland Hussey Architects, in collaboration with Pansolution International Design, have been awarded first prize in the international competition for the design of the new City Museum for Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
The Chengdu City Museum requirements extend to over 70,000m2 of development and will include exhibition space for Natural History, History and Folk, and Chinese Shadow Play as well as a large area for Temporary Exhibition. The proposed site for the new Chengdu Museum sits along the full extent of the west edge of Tian Fu Square.
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‘Sliced Porosity Block’
Steven Holl Architects
image : Iwan Baan
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Technology and Science Enterprising Centre
Paul Andreu Architects
image from architects
photo © 1st Image
Chicony Plaza Chengdu
GINGKO BACCHUS Restaurant
image from architect
Chinese Buildings – Selection:
Bird’s Nest – Chinese National Stadium Building
Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Birds Nest Beijing
Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube
PTW with Arup
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Water Cube Beijing
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