Silk Museum Chengdu, Sechuan Building

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Chengdu Silk Museum building, Sechuan Province News design by hpa architects

10 Nov 2011

Silk Museum design competition win for hpa

Design: studio hpa

Silk Museum Chengdu, Sechuan Building by hpa architects
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Chengdu Silk Museum

Recently rebranded architecture studio hpa (Ho and Partners Architects) have won an international design competition for a mixed use development in Chengdu, China.

The majority of entries came from Chinese Design Institutes collaborating with international firms such as Japan’s Kengo Kuma.

Hong Kong based hpa’s winning proposal includes 230,000 m2 of commercial use GFA, 240,000 m2 of residential GFA and ancillary uses such as the Silk Museum which account for the remaining of a 600,000 m2 total GFA development.. hpa utilizes a split site configuration for separate “urban” and “rural” zones within the project.

Along with a Silk Museum this cultural industry development project will include shopping streets, a high rise Grade A office tower, low rise “garden” offices, and apartments in high and low rise residential blocks.

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The Chengdu Silk Museum design adopts the shape of a silkworm pupa and merges five pupae together in a configuration that will shape grand exhibition spaces. ETFE “pillows” and aluminium cladding will be used to create a larvae shell.

To promote and pay homage to the culture of Shudu (Sichuan) and to reflect the image of the Southern Silk Road, nine “town squares” will be linked along a “silk road”. Each square will represent, by landscape or architectural imagery, nine Sichuan cities along the “silk road” including Nanchong, Chengdu, Leshan, Yibin, Zhaotong, Qujing, Chuxiong, Kunming and Dali. The unique architectural characteristics of Sichuan will be integrated with modern construction techniques to create a new Chinese-style living experience.

Chengdu Silk Museum images / information from studio hpa

Location: Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, Asia

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