The China Design Museum-Work of ÁlvaroSiza Opens on April 8

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Edited BY:Li Shiyu

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03 23, 2018

As previously introduced, the China Design Museum with 6-year preparation and construction will officially open during the 90th anniversary celebration on April 8, 2018. To ensure the best outcome, Xu Jiang, the president of CAA invited the 80-year-old famous Portuguese national treasure architect - ÁlvaroSiza - to design the museum.

 

 

The architectural works of ÁlvaroSiza are famous for its concise space while complex geometric structure. So, the construction is quite difficult. He even requires that the surface of interior marble should be linear-joint.

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

On the choice of material for facade of the buildings, normally ÁlvaroSiza typically uses a white stone. This time however, he insisted on using red sandstone for the China Design Museum. Thanks to his insistence, we can now see how the fantastic museum glows in the sun.

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

The China Design Museum is in Xiangshan campus of CAA. Its overall floorage is 168,000 square meters, with multiple functions including exhibition halls, documentation center, workshop for designers in museum, kids/teenager workshops, design stores, café, gardens on the roof and design stores in plan.

 

On the opening day of the China Design Museum, April 8, 2018, five following exhibitions will be on.

1.The Life World: Collection of Western Modern Design (Permanent Exhibition)

2.Subversion & Reshaping: Collection of Massimo Osti Menswear (Permanent Exhibition)

3.Bauhaus Imaginista:Moving Away

4.Álvaro Siza – Beyond Architecture

5.The Document Exhibition of architecture design of China Design Museum

 

In addition, a show of Xiang Peng – Figural Space Cabinet will open to the public.

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng

 

Photo provided by the China Design Museum, photographer Qian Yunfeng