Guoshen Museum

How to sail to the future

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Location: Qianhai Bay, Shenzhen, China
Function: Auditorium, Cafe, Cinema, Collection storage and management area, Commercial spaces, Conference facilities, Event spaces, Exhibition galleries, Learning spaces, Library, Lobby, Multifunctional spaces, Museum Shop, National Museum, Offices, Park, Restaurant, Underground Parking, Urban square, VIP premises
Size: 127 800 m2
Status: Competition entry, Excellent Prize, Top 3 Finalist Award
Client: Competition organizer was Shenzhen Qianhai Development and Investment Holding Co Ltd
Scope: Architecture, Art Intergation, Exhibition Design, Interior, Landscape, Museography
Culture

Overlooking Qianhai Bay on the banks of the Pearl River Delta in Shenzhen, China, and due to open in 2025, the Guoshen Museum, is destined to be China’s National Museum Shenzhen Branch, highlighting the wide-reaching importance of this region of rapid economic development.

A “21st Century treasure boat” designed to showcase 5,000 years of Chinese cultural heritage, JKMM’s design entices visitors from a new civic plaza up inside to a lobby offering intersecting views of mountains, city and sea. A central, top-lit courtyard connects all galleries while bringing daylight deep into the building. In a landscaped setting designed by JKMM, this monumental yet subtle and pared down building presents itself to the city while playing on the poetic presence of the sea.

The Guoshen Museum architecture competition was organised by Shenzhen Qianhai Development and Investment Holding Co Ltd with JKMM as the Runners Up receiving “Excellent Prize” (Top 3 Finalist Award).

JKMM team collaborated with the following partners: China Academy of Building Research (CABR), Buro Happold, Futudesign, Hansinok, MVA, Mir, Nomaji Landscape Architects, Artist Pan Jianfeng
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