Project > The Chinese Museum of Women and Children

Description

Location Dongcheng District, Beijing
Floor Area 12,995m2
Design Time 2006
Completion Time 2010

The Chinese Museum of Women and Children

As a part of the whole Women andChildrenActivityCenter, the museum, inspired by the theme, is defined by two contours implying the gestures of a mother and baby in her arm. The former one developed a curved steel frame system acting as the roof and west façade. This approach conforms to the sunlight control line, and creates an impressive silhouette that emphasizes the building’s theme. On the south, a huge kaleidoscope derived from the other curve, the focal point of the entrance square, contains the children’s hall and endows the whole building infinite fascinating changes.