Urban Planning Museum

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Type: Culture

Location: Nantong, CN

Area: 8 100 m²

Status: Completed

Design: HENN

Client: Urban Planning Department of Nantong Tongzhou District

Role: Building & facade design

As part of the Nantong Sports Centre masterplan, the new Nantong Urban Planning Museum is located prominently along the central river that flows on a course together with existing cultural and commercial facilities and establishes the primary east-west axis of Nantong. The museum is characterized by a 16m floating volume, which rests on an offering space for special exhibitions, café and bookstore. The overall dominant form which cantilevers above the glass entry contains the primary exhibition space, offices and conference rooms. Its distinctive façade is composed of two layers: the inner which thermally seals the building envelope, and the outer, a reticulated metal structure with a gradient of varied panels.

urbanplanningmuseum-henn01urbanplanningmuseum-henn11UrbanPlanningMuseum-Henn02.jpgurbanplanningmuseum-henn08urbanplanningmuseum-henn07urbanplanningmuseum-henn09urbanplanningmuseum-henn06urbanplanningmuseum-henn05urbanplanningmuseum-henn13The façade’s diamond-shaped diagrid is comprised of seven different panels that allow for varying degrees of opening from 9%-60%. This provides an opportunity for the controlled regulation of sunlight in fine increments, to accommodate the needs of the interior program. The exhibition spaces are therefore, characterized by a predominantly closed façade with minimal openings, and the offices with maximum levels of natural daylight.

(Text from HENN)urbanplanningmuseum-henn04urbanplanningmuseum-henn03

Cooperation Partner: Feng Yu Zhu (A Blue Design), ShanghaiLocal planning partner: Tshinghua University Architecture Design Institute, Beijing

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