Zhi Art Museum is situated in Building 2 of Quanzhi Technology Innovation Park, Baoan District, Shenzhen. Interlinking different public spaces within the park, Zhi Art Museum connects people in the aspects of work and life and contributes to a working place with a cultural community. In addition to the function of exhibition hall, it also has a multi-function hall and workshops. By means of exhibitions, trainings, lectures and forums, it brings tight connection between art culture and people’s life, acting as a communication platform for multi-arts and multi-cultures.
Different from most art galleries, Zhi Art Museum is not an independent building. Instead, its two-floor space was transformed from a part of an originally concrete plant. Through change of spatial rhythm, natural lighting and application of material textures in the more than 900 square meters plant space, Zhi Art Museum brings visitors a colorful and interesting exhibition experience.
▼美术馆由普通厂房的局部两层空间改造而成，the two-floor space was transformed from a part of an originally concrete plant
The museum is composed of two floors. The first floor has a hallway and a multi-functional hall, while the second floor functions as exhibition halls and workshops. Façade of the museum is decorated with fluorocarbon lacquer coated steel plate with natural uneven textures which echoes artistic style of the museum. Walking inside, as façade of the museum changes from the grille to a horn-shaped glass window, the narrow and long hallway will guide you from ordered space to viewing space. After passing through the hallway, visitors will go into an atrium with two-floor-height ceiling. The transition from a narrow and long space into a tall and high space suddenly brings visitors a broad vision.
▼门厅和中庭，foyer and atrium
▼从多功能厅入口望向中庭，view to the atrium from the entrance of the multi-functional hall
▼多功能厅室内，interior view of the multi-functional hall
▼楼梯剖透视图，sectional perspective of the staircase
The stairs and slopes in the atrium connect the first floor and the second floor. Walking on the stairs and slopes, visitors enjoy a journey of art while they sense aesthetics and interest of the architectural space before the exhibition. Alternation between stairways and slopes makes people feel different rhythms and paces during walking. Black staircases, white walls and wood-grain concrete walls create a simple but elegant and pure artistic conception. Different from conventional beam stairway, the stair steps and sideboards form a complete structural system of steel-plate stair with structural aesthetics.
▼前台与中庭楼梯，reception and staircase
▼中庭交错的楼梯，the interlaced staircase in the atrium
On the second floor of the atrium, a large area of French window lets more natural lights come into the high-ceiling space. Visitors find the space brighter and brighter when they walk upward in the atrium. Coming to the second floor and looking backward, visitors may also see the green terminalia mantaly outside of the window. With tortuous path, plentiful materials and changing light, walking in the atrium become an interesting tour; Meanwhile, people interact with each other by gazing, following, making fun from time to time, which is a way to develop the relationship between the audience.
▼从二楼中庭望向室外，viewing from the atrium to the outside
▼二层展厅入口，entrance of the exhibition hall on the second floor
The exhibition hall on the second floor is divided into several halls of different sizes according to the location of the pillars and the functions of the halls. The halls are not all closed and opaque indoor spaces. Some exhibition halls adjacent to exterior have boldly preserved the glass curtain wall. On one hand, these exhibition halls can be met the requirement for dark rooms by using the window blinds. On the other hand, it not only brings outdoor natural scenery into the exhibition space, but also artists could take advantage of natural lights to arrange the exhibition, providing a different viewing experience for visitors.
▼主展厅，main exhibition hall
▼临时展厅，temporary exhibition hall
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
项目设计 & 完成年份：2016/2018
设计团队：罗文国 麦梓韵 吴炳福 | 王志明 邹映华
Project name: Zhi Art Museum
Design year & Completion Year：2016&2018
Leader designer: Guansheng Zeng
Architecture Design: Wenguo Luo, Ziyun Mai, Bingfu Wu | Zhiming Wang, Yinghua Zou
Project location: Quanzhi Technology Innovation Park, Bao an District, Shenzhen
Gross Built Area：1090 m²
Photo credits: Chao Zhang
Client: Shenzhen Jialingyu Industrial Limited Company
Material: Emery Floor, Dragnet Aluminum Plate, Wood Formwork Concrete, Oak wood, Steel