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CROX's organically shaped museum floats on a grassy hill
POSTED 26 Nov 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
The Liyang Museum is located in a new urban district of the city Credit: Hou Bo Wen
CROX have created an organically shaped museum in Liyang, China, inspired by a musical instrument that is one of the city's cultural symbols and designed to give the appearance of floating on a grassy hill.

The Liyang Museum is located next to a lake within a public park in a new urban district of the city and is aimed at acting as a connection between the new urban area and nature.

Its above-ground volume covers an area of 12,000sq m (129,000sq ft) on top of the hill, with a further 7,000sq m (75,000sq ft) of underground space built into the hill.

The design references the Jiaoweiqin, seeking to convey the instrument's sound via the shape of the building and sharing the same deep colour of the instrument's wooden form.

In fact, the building's exterior is aluminium, while a glazed curtain wall built into the grassy hill conveys that the hill itself is a functional element of the design.

Wooden pathways, terraces and voids beneath the upper volume provide places for visitors to explore, while a plaza outside the museum at street-level provides public realm for the area.

Construction of the Liyang Museum was completed in September.
A plaza outside the museum at street-level provides public realm for the area Credit: Xia Zhi
There are terraces from which people can take in views of the surroundings Credit: Xia Zhi
A void underneath the upper volume provides a space for visitors to explore Credit: Xia Zhi
There are wooden pathways that lead visitors up the hill and underneath the upper volume of the museum Credit: Xia Zhi
A glazed curtain wall built into the grassy hill conveys that the hill is a functional element of the design Credit: Xia Zhi
The organic shape is inspired by the Jiaoweiqin musical instrument Credit: Xia Zhi
It is designed to give the appearance of floating on top of the hill Credit: Xia Zhi
The building is aimed at acting as a connection between the new urban area and nature Credit: Hou Bo Wen
The museum is located next to a lake within a public park Credit: Hou Bo Wen
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CROX's organically shaped museum floats on a grassy hill
POSTED 26 Nov 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
The Liyang Museum is located in a new urban district of the city Credit: Hou Bo Wen
CROX have created an organically shaped museum in Liyang, China, inspired by a musical instrument that is one of the city's cultural symbols and designed to give the appearance of floating on a grassy hill.

The Liyang Museum is located next to a lake within a public park in a new urban district of the city and is aimed at acting as a connection between the new urban area and nature.

Its above-ground volume covers an area of 12,000sq m (129,000sq ft) on top of the hill, with a further 7,000sq m (75,000sq ft) of underground space built into the hill.

The design references the Jiaoweiqin, seeking to convey the instrument's sound via the shape of the building and sharing the same deep colour of the instrument's wooden form.

In fact, the building's exterior is aluminium, while a glazed curtain wall built into the grassy hill conveys that the hill itself is a functional element of the design.

Wooden pathways, terraces and voids beneath the upper volume provide places for visitors to explore, while a plaza outside the museum at street-level provides public realm for the area.

Construction of the Liyang Museum was completed in September.
A plaza outside the museum at street-level provides public realm for the area Credit: Xia Zhi
There are terraces from which people can take in views of the surroundings Credit: Xia Zhi
A void underneath the upper volume provides a space for visitors to explore Credit: Xia Zhi
There are wooden pathways that lead visitors up the hill and underneath the upper volume of the museum Credit: Xia Zhi
A glazed curtain wall built into the grassy hill conveys that the hill is a functional element of the design Credit: Xia Zhi
The organic shape is inspired by the Jiaoweiqin musical instrument Credit: Xia Zhi
It is designed to give the appearance of floating on top of the hill Credit: Xia Zhi
The building is aimed at acting as a connection between the new urban area and nature Credit: Hou Bo Wen
The museum is located next to a lake within a public park Credit: Hou Bo Wen
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