Duao Art Museum
Studio: Progetto CMR
Project: Duao Art Museum
Location: Ningbo, China
Category: Real Estate & Development
Credit: Art & Culture
The Duao Art Museum, set in a beautiful mountain village out of Ningbo, is a place for creativity, sharing and culture for artists and intellectuals.
The choice of the site is not casual: the place was originally used by the army to store grain, the food for the body, and will become a place to store art – the food for mind.
The symbiotic interaction between the building and the surrounding environment marks the entire project. The building is designed to have 7 wings, connected by a central area. From the center, the wings spread out towards different directions, each with its own private view on the surrounding landscape, making it an intimate place for artists to find inspiration.
The building is arranged into 3 floors, each with its own function.
The exhibition space is placed on the ground floor, where bamboo gardens and sculptures are fully integrated on the green hill, blurring the boundary between the building and nature.
A small courtyard runs through the center of the 1st and 2nd floors, bringing more natural elements into the space. The 1st floor consists of private rooms and gardens, and windows at the end of the branches make it a perfect place to enjoy the stunning mountain landscapes. The 2nd floor, being half covered and half open, is designed for social events. It also hosts indoor living rooms and restaurants, to satisfy private meeting needs.