Shenzhen Antuo Hill Museums

Foundation of Culture – Inspiration from Nature

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Location: Futian District, Shenzhen, China
Function: Art museum, Commercial spaces, Event spaces, Exhibition galleries, Multifunctional spaces, Offices
Size: 214 700 m2
Status: Competition entry, Excellent Prize, Top 3 Finalist Award
Client: Bureau of Public Works of Futian District, Shenzhen
Scope: Art integration, Concept, Exhibition design, Interior, Landscape, Museography, Urban design
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Shenzhen Antuo Hill Museums (SAHM) is a public cultural facility and an ecological community of museums right next to the Antuo Nature Art Hill (ANAH): a cultural cluster integrating human, art and nature; improving the vitality of surrounding urban life; and becoming a unique, enlightening cultural place open for all citizens.

International Competition for Urban Design and Architectural Concept Design of SAHM 2021 was organised by China Resources (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd. Competition entry by JKMM Architects, AUBE and Barker Langham was awarded with Excellent Prize (Top 3 Finalist Award).

The competition idea “Foundation Stone Garden” is not just about buildings, it’s about museum and nature integrated into one meaningful project – a holistic garden emerging into a new paradigm for museums. It is about building a grand sculptural composition, a world-class museum ecosystem around the concept of nature and respect for nature.

The monumental "Foundation Stone Garden" builds exceptionally good exhibition spaces for art. It functions as an outdoor sculpture garden: The green landscape, the massive archaic rocks and the flowing water offer unique locations and routes to explore the artworks. The simple and powerful museum architecture is completed when the art and people arrive.

The dramatic "Foundation Stones" and the landscape of the hill itself are linked by a big vision of a bespoke operational strategy nourishing partnership, entrepreneurship and experimentation. It is not just a museum campus – but a powerful cultural, creative and commercial ecosystem, that truly reflects Shenzhen’s pioneering character and its vast potential.

JKMM, AUBE and Barker Langham partnered with Futudesign, Kvant-1, Mir, Nomaji Landscape Architects, SAN and Artist Pan Jianfeng.

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