The Shanghai Museum East addresses the typology of the existing Shanghai Museum West reversing its opaque formalism and monumentality to open a void that attracts the flow of people to its courtyards and galleries. Solid and Air interact with people as in the Chinese landscape paintings or the work of Chillida, excavating matter to infilllight. Solid as a rock and fluidas thermodynamics, the museum connects past, present and future melting nature and culture.
client: Shanghai Museum, China
location: Shanghai, China
program: Art Museum
status: International Competition
ARCHITECTURE: Ábalos + Sentkiewicz (AS+)
Project Directors: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz (AS+)
Local Architect: Linxue Li (Atelier L+)
Collaborators: Sofía Blanco Santos, Jeronimo Van Schendel, Alejandra Slavador, Álvaro Maján,Hao Chen, Caio Barboza, Eduardo López, Laura Florentín
STRUCTURE: BAC Engineering Consultancy Group
Team: Xavier Aguiló, Lluis Moya, Agustí Obiol
Team: Matthias Schuller, Raphael Lafargue
MEP: CUNDALL Engineering
Team: Julian Sutherland, José Castilla
LIGHTING SYSTEMS: ALS Lighting Solutions
Team: Antón Amman
RENDERINGS AND VIDEO: GINSUN, Shanghai.
MODEL: Sun ChangLong, Shanghai.