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SIFANG ART MUSEUM

ARCHITECT:Steven Holl / USA

 

The new Sifang Art Museum is situated at the gateway to the CIPEA complex, located in the lush green landscape of the Pearl Spring near Nanjing, China. The museum explores the shifting viewpoints, layers of space, and expanses of mist and water, which characterize the deep alternating spatial mysteries of  an early Chinese painting.

 

The museum is formed by a “field” of parallel perspective spaces and garden walls in black bamboo-formed concrete over which a light “figure” hovers. The straight passages on the ground level gradually turn into the winding passage of the figure above. The upper gallery, suspended high in the air, unwraps in a clockwise turning sequence and culminates at “in-position” viewing of the city of Nanjing in the distance. The meaning of this rural site becomes urban through this visual axis to the great Ming Dynasty capital city, Nanjing.

 




A R C H I T E C T

ST E V E N  H O L L


Considered one of America's most important architects, Steven Holl is recognized for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design. He specializes in seamlessly integrating new projects into contexts with particular cultural and historic importance.

 

Steven Holl has created cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. He has been recognized with architecture's most prestigious awards and prizes. Recently, Steven Holl received the 2012 AIA Gold Medal, the RIBA 2010 Jencks Award, and the first ever Arts Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (2009).


 

M A J O R  A W A R D S

1997  New York American Institute of Architects Medal of Honor

1998  Alvar Aalto Medal

2002  the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture

2003  Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects

2007  AIA Institute Honor Award

2007  AIA New York Chapter Architecture Merit Award

2007  AIA New York Chapter Architecture Honor Award

2009  BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Arts category

2010  RIBA International Award

2011  AIA Institute National Honor Award

2012  AIA Gold Medal

 

S E L E C T E D  W O R K S

1998  Kiasama Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland  

2007  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA  

2009  Linked Hybrid, Beijing, China  

2009  Knut Hamsun Center, Hamarøy, Norway