Shenzen Museum Will Flow Like a River

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January 1, 2021
All images courtesy of 3XN.

Plans have been accepted for Southern China’s first large-scale museum of natural history. The Shenzen Natural History Museum, to be built in the Yanzi Lake area of Shenzhen’s Pingshan District in Guangdong, China, ran a design competition which received over 70 proposals internationally. The winning design, entitled “Delta,” was by 3XN, B+H Architects, and Zhubo Design, and it evokes the watery location of the nearby lake by incorporating river-like curves into the overall building design. It will also feature a vegetative roof that rises gently on each end, making it accessible from ground level, extending the surrounding public park space onto the facility’s roof. The final footprint of the new museum will be 42,000 square m (452,084 sq. ft.).

— ArchDaily, Dezeen


“The plan makes full utilization of the landscape in the site. Through a dynamic architectural form, it creates a beautiful, natural, and dynamic nature museum concept.”

– Weiping Shao, competition judge, chief executive architect of the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design