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Erdos Museum Mongolia : Ordos Architecture
Contemporary Mongolian Architecture design by MAD Architects, Asia
24 May 2022
Ordos Museum Building by MAD
Dates built: 2005-2011
Ordos Museum has a footprint of 43,000 square meters (462,850 square feet) with one floor below grade and four floors above.
Influenced by Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes, MAD envisioned a mysterious abstract form capable of fostering an alternate, timeless development of Chinese tradition and future.
16 Mar 2009
Date of design: 2008-
On site – new images 16 Mar 2009:
Erdos Museum photograph by MAD
Erdos Museum Building
Erdos Museum is located in a city that is currently being built, almost overnight.
Driven by a booming economy, the Municipal Government of Erdos has determined to build a new city centre, dozens of kilometers away from the current city. There was nothing but the Gobi Desert on this site in 2005.
Erdos Museum building photo by MAD
An urban masterplan was created, entitled ‘Ever Rising Sun On The Grass Land’. This plan drew a beautiful but empty image, one which fulfills the wishes of the government, but doesn’t hold much for the people who will have to live there.
The Erdos Museum will be created at the centre of this new city. Our concept is a reflection and a reaction to the masterplan. The design is a natural, irregular nucleus, to contrast with the planned city; to provide interior scenery completely separate to that which is outside. The museum is wrapped in reflective metal louvers. The surface of the museum thus reflects and fragments the surroundings.
Erdos Museum – Building Information
Client: Erdos Municipal Government
Status: Under construction
Location: Erdos, Inner Mongolia
Site Area: 27,760 sqm
Building Area: 41, 227 sqm
Building Height: 40 m
Director in Charge: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
Design Team: Shang Li, Andrew C. Bryant, Howard Jiho Kim, Matthias Helmreich, Zheng Tao, Qin Lichao, Yang Lin, Sun Jieming Yin Zhao, Du Zhijian
Collaborator: China Institute of Building Standard Design and Research
The Institute of Shanxi Architectural Design and Research
The interior will become a new public space, divided into several exhibition halls, connected by continuous white curvilinear walls. The glazed roof will let light into this space, whilst the louvers will allow natural ventilation.
Erdos Museum Mongolia images / information from MAD Architects 130808 / 160309
MAD Architects, China
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
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