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GUANGZHOU SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , China 2014-2019

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GUANGZHOU SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , China 2014-2019

The winning proposal by Nieto Sobejano, is based on an agrupation of nine volumes which are conceived as a flexible sequence of large scale “vases”. The functional program, with a total area of 80.000 m2 includes exhibition halls, temporary expositions, science and technology theaters, auditoriums, and a rooftop garden with views towards the city skyline and the Lignan Park. The architectural concept, born of a simple additive process, admits multiple variations of a limited number of elements generating a complex space out of a combinatorial system. The new Science Museum will be, together with the adjoining Ghuangzhou Museum, the Art Gallery and the Cultural Center, a landmark in the new urban axis, not only for its ambitious programme for the popularization of science, but also for its unusual spatial conception, which proposes a dialogue between the memory and historical tradition of the place and a state of the art technological and museographic approach.



















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GUANGZHOU SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , China 2014-2019

Location
Guangzhou, People´s Republic of China
Client
Bureau of science and information technology of Guangzhou Municipality
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto,  Enrique Sobejano
Patricia Grande, Johannes Hanf
SCUT. Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology (local architects)
Program
Museum of science and technology
Total floor area
80.000 m2
Project architect
Fernando Nasarre
Project team
Rita Almeida, Wei Cai, Carlos Díaz-Monis; Selina Feduchi, Jean-Benoit Houyet, Lorna Hughes, Pablo Menéndez, Ana Nuño, Alvaro Onieva, Ignacio Pérez, Jing Xue
Structural engineer
Werner Sobek
Mechanical engineer
Werner Sobek
Video
Francisco Mateos Cano, Nessun Dorma
Models
Beijing Great Model Art Ltd.
Project dates
Competition: 2015
Design: 2015-16
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GUANGZHOU , China 2014-2019

Monograph TC CUADERNOS nº 131/132. 2017
Published by General de Ediciones de Arquitectura. Valencia, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-947421-4-9 
Page: 372 – 389

Magazine AV PROYECTOS nº 071. 2015
Dossier Nieto Sobejano
Published by Arquitectura Viva. S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1697-493X
Page: 6 – 21

Magazine D LA REPUBBLICA nº 954. 2015
Extra Newspaper LA REPUBBLICA. Rome, Italy
Article: Come vasi cinesi
Author: Elena Franzoia
Page: 34
 
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GUANGZHOU SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , China 2014-2019