Yunshan Art Museum, Zhongshan

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Yunshan Art Museum Building

13 Aug 2020

Yunshan Art Museum

Architectural Design: Yuan Gou Design & Consultant ; Space Design: CROX

Location: Jiangjin District, Siping Town, Chongqing, southwest China

The Yunshan Art Museum has been shortlisted in the Experiential Category in the WIN Awards 2020.

Yunshan Art Museum building, Zhongshan

Photos by Kuomin Lee

Yunshan Art Museum, China


The Yunshan Art Museum oversees the scenic Simian Mountain of Chongqing and nearby the historic Zhongshan town. With its unique folklore shaped by the local landscape, accumulated an ideal and rich artistic atmosphere for this museum.

Yunshan Art Museum building, China

The distinctive Danxia landforms, assisted by the surrounding vegetation, composes a special, though natural, heart-shaped waterfall. The touching message, “You are in my eye; I am in your heart,” and the love story of the heavenly ladder endow the Simian Mountain with the extraordinary culture of “love.” People come here to search the origins of love, no matter what the love between people, love with objects and love among nature.

Yunshan Art Museum, Zhongshan interior model

CROX extract the natural elements of water, wood, stone, and sky from the surrounding Simian Mountain and envision visitors by an artistic feeling that encountering the indolent pleasures.

Yunshan Art Museum, Zhongshan interior

The flowing waterscape welcoming visitors with its dynamic mirroring surface and architecture. When passing by the entrance, as the terrain gradually sinks, the art museum’s lobby appears on the corner.

Yunshan Art Museum, Zhongshan space design by CROX

Sunlight penetrates the slanting roof through the side windows, interplaying the falling Chinese characters and calligraphy installation to form the extraordinary “love waterfall.” The ground, coated with stainless steel, interacts with the romantic ancient poems, delivers an immersive feeling that inspires imaginations. As visitors entered into the exhibition with the changes between bright and dark, an intuitive and profound artistic experience takes shape.

Yunshan Art Museum, Zhongshan interior design

Stone carries memories. Stepping into the main hall through the terrazzo stairs, the recycled old store and the new forms a visual contrast on the wall, creating a conversation of the past while illustrating the future.

Yunshan Art Museum Siping Town Yunshan Art Museum Siping Town

Mountains are filled with wood, bringing a sense of nature. The giant roof is made of walnut wood, in order to retain this warm sense to the ceiling, walls, stairs and the furniture. The coffee bar, along with the installation, giving visitors a feeling of comfort to facilitate recreation and achieve new life experiences.

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Sky surrounds you whenever you look up. The ceiling’s three-dimensional wavy structure is inspired by the various cloud forms floating over the Simian Mountain. By imitating these flashing moments, CROX integrate the element of sky into the celling, consolidating slices to form cloud shapes. The transparent materials and the customized LED light mimic the natural sunlight. Sky is right above the head, delivering a changing visual and spatial sensation.

Yunshan Art Museum Siping Town

CROX is searching for the ancient scents of Chuan and Yu within a new architecture, integrating it into the tranquility of mountains. The art museum is thus accompanied by the clouds. Encountering it—Oh! You are here!

Yunshan Art Museum Leisure Area:
Yunshan Art Museum Leisure Area

Yunshan Art Museum, Zhongshan, Chongqing – Building Information

Project Name: Cloud Mountain Art Museum
Space Design: CROX
Design Team: C.R.Lin, Li Bentao, Duan Meichen, Mo Shulin, Ling Yufeng, Zhao Wenhui, Huang Peigeng, Zhu Sihan, Wan Ruoja, Gu Bowen, Liu Jingfei
Soft Decoration Design: CROX + Shanghai Dayan Architectural Design Consulting Co., Ltd
Architectural Design: Yuan Gou Design & Consultant
Landscape Design: Chongqing Wei Tu Landscape Design Co., Ltd.+ CROX
Client: China Construction Real Estate (Tianjin) Co., Ltd

Spatial Nature: tourist center, town marketing exhibition hall, art exhibition
Venue: Jiangjin District, Siping Town, Chongqing
Completion time: 2020
Construction Unit: Shenzhen Jianyi
Decoration Group Co., Ltd
Indoor Area: 5800 sqm
Main Materials: black walnut, Douglas fir solid wood, artificial stone, terrazzo, marble, granite, red copper, manual paint, brown glass

Photos by Kuomin Lee

Yunshan Art Museum in Southwest China images / information received 130820 from CROX

Location: Jiangjin District, Siping Town, Chongqing, south west China

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