Located in the new district in the southwest of the city, Shangqiu Museum is designed for the collection, display and exhibition of the local historical relics, the urban evolution and the cultural history of Shang Dynasty. The overall layout and the spatial sequence of the museum are the coherence and recreation of the typical forms and characters of Guide which represents ancient city of Huangfan. The museum is like a miniature of an ancient city with stacked main bodies of the architecture, suggesting the “city on city”-type archaeological structure of the buried layers and the display and layout of the transition of location from the bottom to the top as well as the transition of history from the ancient to the present.
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©夏至
The main body of the museum consists of three stacked exhibition halls surrounded by water and court-yard of which on the outside lies tiered terrace and peripheral high dam (with outdoor exhibition corridors below). Buildings for relics, business and office form L-shaped volume locating on the northwest corner of the dam. Four gates are set for different directions with main entrance on the south gate and the other three ones serving for VIP, temporary exhibition and office respectively.
▼博物馆主体由三层上下叠加的展厅组成，the main body of the museum consists of three stacked exhibition halls ©夏至
▼南立面，south elevation ©夏至
▼博物馆周围环以水面和庭院，the museum is surrounded by water and court-yard ©夏至
After climbing the dam through major steps and ramps facing yanbo road, visitors enters the “city” from the preface hall along the south approach bridge above water and then visit each exhibition hall along the ramps of the central crossed hall (indicating the center crossed street). When reaching the roof platform, visitors will have a visual connection with different famous sites: Yanbotai, Guide ancient city, the site of Sui and Tang Grand Canal Pier in different gazebos at each corner of the architecture, recalling the his-tory and rethinking the present.
▼博物馆游观路线，the visiting path
▼参观者由面向阏伯路的大台阶和坡道登临堤台，沿南面凌水引桥而由中部序言厅入“城”，after climbing the dam through major steps and ramps facing yanbo road, visitors enters the “city” from the preface hall along the south approach bridge above water ©夏至
▼入口门厅，entrance hall ©夏至
▼观众由上层入口门厅下至一层的序言厅，the stairs lead visitors move between the entrance hall and the preface hall ©夏至
▼序言厅，the preface hall ©夏至
▼十字中庭，the central crossed hall ©夏至
▼多功能厅，the multi-function hall ©夏至
A series of elaborately organized elements of architecture and landscape form a sequence of narrative spaces of up and down, inside and outside, near and far, and the reciprocating change, so that the whole experience of traveling this miniature city and its extension of the ancient history can be achieved.
▼一系列精心组织的建筑和景观元素，形成了在上下内外、近远、之间往复变化的空间叙事，a series of elaborately organized elements of architecture and landscape form a sequence of narrative spaces of up and down, inside and outside, near and far, and the reciprocating change ©夏至
The museum adopts a large quantity of cheap Shandong grey stones as the main interface material of the internal and external spaces, whereas inspired by the collections of the Han Dynasty’s images and the stones, each stone was treated with surface grinding and internal singeing, and the staggered joints make the details elegant. Unified the specifications with the stones, the resin solid wood panels was joined to enhance the warmth and comfort of the indoor space.
▼南立面石材挂板局部，detial of the north facade ©夏至
▼总平面图，the master plan
▼一层平面图，the first floor plan
▼二层平面图，the second floor plan
Project name: Shangqiu Museum
Architect’ Firm: Atelier Li Xinggang
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Li Xinggang, Fu Bangbao, Tan Zeyang, Zhang Zhe, Li Zhe, Zhang Yuting,, Li Xu
Project location: Shangqiu, Henan
Completion Year: 2015
Gross Built Area (square meters): 29613_
Photo credits: Xia Zhi
(eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc)
Structure: Zhang Ye
Landscape: Li Li,
Engineering: Chen Ning, Liu Yanjun, Wang Z heng
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Awards: 2017, 2nd Prize of China Investigation and Design Industry
2017, 1st Prize of Beijing Outstanding Engineering