FX Awards 2018 Winners

Museum Or Exhibition Space

Winner: TIANDI Art Museum by Enjoy Design

Museum Or Exhibition Space  Winner: TIANDI Art Museum by Enjoy DesignImage Credit: Jian Feng

TIANDI Art Museum is located at the Tiandi Lake on the south bank of the Jialing River in Chongqing, China. It Includes the Art Exhibition Hall, the Vanke Brand and Project Experience Hall and Café.

The museum displays the contemporary art creations of local artists on an irregular basis. For this reason, a space was, with overall height, as a container for art works, connecting different display platforms through staggered stairs, forming different height display space, that can display paintings, sculpture and installation art, as well as education children’s art.

In the design, the contrast between white walls and black stairs is used to weaken the form of internal space, and the path of the viewing process is emphasied. It is also the path that makes the indoor objects closely related to the outdoor scenery, and makes the scenery a part of the exhibition.

The brand display and Project Experience pavilion is a single layer of space, used for the introduction of the Vanke, and it provides a wide range of dimensions based on the regional model presentation and negotiation. During the design process, the height of the space along the side of the lake was deliberately kept down, so as to avoid views of the residential tower on the side and control the line of sight in the park range, in a low and wide way, to introduce the lake landscape into the space.

The cafe was located on the second floor to introduce the waterscape, and the slightly tilted volume on one hand echoes the geometry of the entire form.

The judges said...
‘A strong narrative running through the whole design approach’

Finalists & Judges’ Comments

MODERNISM Gallery by Aidlin Darling Design
‘A beautiful design that complements the grain of the existing building’

Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art by Casson Mann
‘Non-traditional and conceptually rich’

National Museum of Ceramics Princesseho by i29 interior architects
‘A stunning piece of design’

Wenzhou Vanke Emerald Art Gallery by Lestyle Design
‘Monolithic and contemplative’

Buckfast Abbey – The Monastic Way by MET Studio Design
‘A striking design, both bold and ambitious’

RACE Robotics Laboratory by Ministry of Design
‘A bold and striking design’

The East Building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum by TANSEISHA
‘A very moving design that perfectly portrays the horror of the atomic bomb’

The Design Museum by Willmott Dixon Interiors
‘Beautiful detail, timeless palette’

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