Project > Dagukou Fort Ruins Museum

Description

Location Tanggu, Tianjin
Floor Area 3,710m2
Design Time 2005
Completion Time 2011

Dagukou Fort Ruins Museum

Lying 45 kilometers southeast of Tianjin City, the Dagukou Fort was built in 1817 to protect the capital, Beijing. As a heroic symbol of China's fight against foreign invasion, the emplacement requests an impressive building to contain its memory of the invaded history. The horizontally developed mass emerges as gaps of the earth, while the random scattered layout is actually a result to form visual relations between the forts and interior spaces. By this means, the scene of fort becomes an organic part of the exhibition.