Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen Architecture, Images
Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen
MOCAPE in China – design COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
30 Sep 2016
Design: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Location: Shenzhen, China
A grand ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) designed by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner was held on Sunday, September 25 in Shenzhen, China.
image © Szeto Wing
The event was attended by high officials and a big crowd of interested visitors. It was held in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Speakers at the event included Mr. Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, government and companies? representatives.
images © Szeto Wing
Clients’ representative, Mr. XU Chongguang, Head of Urban Planning Institute emphasized in his ceremony speech that he is very proud of the Museum Complex.
?Museum space is like a three-dimensional Chinese Garden? said Mr. Wolf D. Prix.
image © Szeto Wing
The Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) is part of the master plan for the Futian Cultural District, the new urban center of Shenzhen. The project combines two independent yet structurally unified institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Planning Exhibition (PE) as a cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions. The lobby, multifunctional exhibition halls, auditorium, conference rooms and service areas will be used jointly.
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Both museums are designed as separate entities emphasizing their individual functional and artistic requirements and yet are merged in a monolithic body surrounded by a multifunctional facade. This transparent facade and a sophisticated internal lighting concept allow a deep view into the joint entrance and transitional areas between the buildings. From the inside, visitors are grante...