Tianjin Ecology and Planning Museum by Steven Holl Architects, in the new city being constructed near Tianjin, China.
The Ecology and Planning Museums will be 600,000 square feet. Will be the first institutions to be constructed in the cultural center of the new city. The city will be home to an estimated population of 500,000 when complete.
Images © Steven Holl Architects.
“The Ecology Museum experience begins with an orientation projection space next to a restaurant and retail opening to the ground level. From there, visitors take the elevator to the highest exhibition floor. Visitors proceed through the three ecologies in a descending procession of ramps: Earth to Cosmos, Earth to Man, Earth to Earth. At the ground floor, the Earth to Earth Exhibition turns clockwise, moving down towards the Ocean Ecology Exhibition located under the reflecting pond of the plaza. Four outdoor green roof terraces open out from Level 2 (Earth to Earth) with living exhibits changing with the seasons.”
source Steven Holl Architects