▼全景鸟瞰，aerial view ©李哲
Jixi Museum is located in the north side of the old town area in Jixi County, Anhui Province. The site was the seat of the town hall throughout history and different regimes. Now because of the comprehensive preservation and restoration program for the entire old town, the site is reprogramed and a comprehensive museum on local culture and history that will have exhibition spaces, a 4D cinema, citizen services, shops, administration and storage functions will be located here.
▼西南方向全景，overview from southwest ©夏至
▼屋顶夜景，roof scape in the evening ©夏至
The design is based on surveys on the landscape and origins of Jixi’s name, and investigations & studies on the Huizhou-style settlements. The entire building is covered under a continuous roof with undulating profile and texture that mimics the mountains and waters surrounding the county. It is the logical result and expression of “Jixi’s shape”. Once the other buildings in the old town are restored back to the Hui style, the museum will fit in even more naturally with the entire town.
▼南立面局部，south facade detailed view ©夏至
为尽可能保留用地内的现状树木（特别是用地西北部一株700 年树龄的古槐），建筑的整体布局中设置了多个庭院、天井和街巷，既营造出舒适宜人的室内外空间环境，也是徽派建筑空间布局的重释。建筑群落内沿着街巷设置有东西两条水圳， 汇聚于主入口大庭院内的水面。
In order to preserve as many of the existing trees on the site as possible, multiple courtyards, patios and lanes are introduced into the overall layout of the building, and at the same time as a reinterpretation of the spatial layout of the vernacular Huizhou architecture, and creating comfortable outdoor spaces. Two streams run along the lanes, one on the east and the other on the west of the cluster of buildings, finally converging into the pool in the large courtyard at the main entrance.
▼庭院与古槐，courtyard with an ancient tree ©夏至
▼“山院”保留树木，the existing trees are preserved in the Mountain Yard ©李兴钢
▼“水院”，Water Yard ©李兴钢
▼池岸细部，pool and deck ©夏至
▼主庭院一角，main courtyard ©李兴钢
▼主庭院折桥，the folding bridge in the main courtyard ©夏至
▼主入口正对方位设置一组被抽象化的“假山”，directly opposite the main entrance is a group of abstract “rocks” ©夏至
In the south part of the building is “Ming Tang”, an interior courtyard common in the typical layout of Huizhou-style houses and follow the traditional Chinese Fengshui principles. Directly opposite the main entrance is a group of abstract “rocks”. Surrounding “Ming Tang” is a “sightseeing route” that guides tourists to the “sightseeing platform” at the southeast corner of the building, where they can have a bird’s eye view of the roof-scape, courtyards and distant mountains.
▼庭院局部，courtyard detailed view ©夏至
▼曲折路径穿越洞口消失在庭院深处，the pathway leads to the depths of the courtyard ©夏至
▼展厅室内，interior view of the exhibition hall ©夏至
▼序言厅室内，Preface Hall ©夏至
Triangular steel structural trusses (their slopes are derived from the local building) adapt well to the undulating roof. Local building materials such as bricks, clay roof tiles are used in modern and innovative ways to pay respect to history yet respond to our own times.
▼内街与水圳，inner path and canal ©夏至
▼登上观景台的楼梯，staircase leading to the rooftop ©夏至
▼屋顶观景台，viewing platform on the rooftop ©夏至
▼建筑、树木和远山，a dialogue among the architecture, woods and mountain ©李兴钢
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan
Project name: Jixi Museum
Architect’ Firm: Atelier Li Xinggang
Li Xinggang, Zhang Yinxuan, Zhang Zhe, Xing Di, Zhang Yiting, Yi Lingjie, Zhong Manlin
Project location: Jixi, AnHui
Completion Year: 2013
Gross Built Area (square meters): 10003㎡
Photo credits: Xia Zhi, Li Xinggang, Li Zhe
Structure: Wang Libo, Yang Wei, Liang Wei
Landscape: Li Li, Yu Chao
Engineering: He Meng, Li Jingsha, Zhang Qian, Li Junmin, Ding Zhiqiang