This archaeological museum for the remains of the 5000 year old Liangzhu Jade Culture was conceived as a set of four bars of consistent width (18 m) clad in Iranian travertine. The surrounding water was supposedly the "organizing element." As the museum is set out on a peninsula, reached by bridges, and has minimal openings to the outside, it seems to largely shut out its context, except for carefully selected views out to the park setting. Open space is internalized as a set of courtyards, intended to link the exhibitions while also providing a place to relax in between them. The small island room to the south is for outdoor exhibitions. There is no fixed route through the galleries.
People's Republic_access of China (1949 CE - Present)
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Godel, Addison. "China 2011: Architecture and Urbanism in the 21st-Century Supercity." Knowlton School of Architecture. December 2011.