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SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , People´s Republic of China 2014-2021

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SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , People´s Republic of China 2014-2021

The building is comprised of nine volumes that are conceived as a sequence of large independent flexible "ceramic vessels" interconnected by walkways. The volumes are arranged in a three by three grid which enables the outer band to support the central volumes above the ground. This gesture creates an open public space, which disperses visitors to the upper levels, sheltered by three suspended volumes floating above. The programme, covering a total area of 80,000 m², includes several permanent and temporary exhibition halls, theatres, auditoriums and a roof garden with views of the city and Park Lignan. The architectural concept is derived from an additive approach, which enables a multitude of variations through a limited number of elements, generating a complex space from a simple combinatorial system. Together with the Guangzhou Museum and Art Gallery, the new Science Museum will form part of a cultural area along the new urban axis that houses an ambitious programme for the popularisation of science. Its unexpected spatial construct creates a dialogue between the memory and historical tradition of place with the innovative technological and museographic conception.
 

















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SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , People´s Republic of China 2014-2021

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
Program
Museum of science and technology
Total floor area
80.000 m²
Local architects
SCUT. Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology
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 Stuttgart GmbH
Mechanical engineer 
Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH
Video
Francisco Mateos Cano, Nessun Dorma
Model
Beijing Great Model Art Ltd.
Project dates
Competition: 2015
Design: 2015 – 2016
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SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , People´s Republic of China 2014-2021

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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SCIENCE MUSEUM

GUANGZHOU , People´s Republic of China 2014-2021