New landmarks on Beijing’s central axis: China Arts and Crafts Museum and China intangible Cultural Heritage Museum opened

2022-05-27 0 By

On February 5, 2022, China Arts and Crafts Museum and China Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum jointly designed by German GMP Architects and China Building Research Institute Co., LTD were officially completed and opened.The opening ceremony of the first exhibition “Chinese Treasures — China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and Arts and Crafts Exhibition” was held at the same time in Beijing.Located on the north extension of the central axis of Beijing and adjacent to the Olympic Forest Park on the west, the National Art museum of China and the Museum of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage are integrated with the modern buildings around them, symbolizing China’s long history and civilization and dynamic modern development.Timeless and elegant, based on tradition and reflecting Beijing’s vision for the future, the building will become one of the most important cultural facilities in the Olympic Park.This is GMP in Beijing after the National Museum of China reconstruction and expansion project, another national museum designed and built.The overall design concept of China Arts and Crafts Museum and China Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum has absorbed the proportion relationship of the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the essence of Chinese classical architecture. The building plan is axially symmetrical and unfolds from left to right, and the stone base, transparent platform layer and floating treasure box are divided into three sections from bottom to top.Its corresponding functions are dynamic exhibition area, temporary exhibition area and fixed exhibition area respectively, which jointly construct the Chinese cultural implication of the unity of heaven, earth and man.The China Arts and Crafts Museum and China Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum have a total construction area of 91,126 square meters, with six floors above ground.The upper floor of the building is the fixed exhibition hall of art museum and Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, floating in the air in the form of “soaring treasure pavilion”, which is a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese crafts.The height and outline of the building not only match the surrounding buildings, but also highlight the characteristics of the Museum of Art and Intangible Heritage.The design of the internal functional space of the building is based on the concept of “treasure box” in the “treasure pavilion”, extending the static and dynamic display areas of traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage and arts and crafts treasures, with vivid meanings.The warm copper curtain wall texture of the exterior surface of the building borrows from the composition of the flowered Windows in Chinese classical architecture and the traditional furniture for collection, which is abstracted and symbolizes the traditional Chinese handicraft culture with modern craftsmanship.This decorative technique not only plays an effective role in shading the interior space, but also forms a vivid light and shadow change through the hollow form, making the whole building appear clever and colorful.The concept of nightview lighting borrows from Chinese lanterns and illuminates the grille curtain wall of the treasure pavilion through internal floodlights.The glittering treasures float in the sky, forming a distinct visual interaction with the Olympic Park. China Arts and Crafts Museum and China Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum provide visitors with a cultural and historical space, as well as a unique platform to look forward to the Olympic Park, which represents the development of Beijing.