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Chinese History Museum, Beijing, China

Architecture and Interiors: Concept and Schematic

CLIENT : Sky Ocean
LOCATION : Beijing, China
TYPE : Museum
SIZE : 126,475sq.ft / 11,750 m2

Chinese government initiative to build thousands of museums, and quickly, have left most of them without one important thing- the artifacts. Being familiar with the trends within the Chinese contemporary museology- we opted for an interactive approach to a daunting task of representing 5000 years of Chinese history.

The scheme is linear, leading a guest through a number of interactive tunnels and nods towards a big finale inside an immersive video mapped dome. The architecture is inspired by an elegant, elongated form of a Chinese dragon. .