Beau­ti­ful Com­po­si­tion

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NEXT Ar­chi­tects Team con­sist­ing of John van de Wa­ter, Jiang Xiaofei, WangYan, ShenYaosen, Jiang Lai, Gao Shuang and Wang Xiao have de­signed the world’s rst Rose Mu­seum in Bei­jing, China for Bei­jing Tian­heng Build­ing De­sign Con­sult­ing Co. Ltd. The mu­seum aims to cre­ate a new ar­chi­tec­ture for China, in which his­tory and moder­nity is nely blended with art and ar­chi­tec­ture. This unique build­ing has a solid mu­seum vol­ume cov­ered by a silk-like skin of stain­less steel with a pa­per­cut pat­tern of Chi­nese roses. The mu­seum is cov­ered by a soft stain­less steel façade, which is 300 me­ter long and 17 me­ter high and is per­fo­rated by a rose-shaped pat­tern. This de­tached skin cre­ates four half-open court­yards be­tween the façade and main mu­seum build­ing, where the rose pat­tern cre­ates an ever chang­ing play of light and shadow. The man­ner in which th­ese open spa­ces are en­closed and em­braced by the build­ing strongly re­minds of the tra­di­tional Chi­nese walled-off court­yards. At night, the build­ing in­verts it­self with the mu­seum façade light­ing up and pro­ject­ing shad­ows of ow­ers out­side the build­ing.

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