National Art Museum of China Entry

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Partaking in a 2011 international competition for a new national museum in Beijing, MAD architects' proposal is a city-sized museum where the public space is the greatest good. Since China began opening up to the world in the late 1970’s, China's contemporary creative scene has been expanding to the stage of global confidence with added investment in its artists. Built in 1962, the National Art Museum of China, already having one of the largest collections in the country, has been the backdrop to some of the most influential exhibitions in contemporary Chinese history. With the planned move into a new building, the organizing committee followed a global trend: bigger, located in a designated ‘art district’ and more iconic.

Situated on the central axis of the 2008 Olympic site, and part of a six mega volume masterplan, the main question became, how to design something iconic on an unrealistic and inhuman city scale.The proposal by MAD architects for the new museum is a hybrid between an elevated public square and a floating mega building above.

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