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COX's parametrically-designed maritime museum opens in China
POSTED 18 Mar 2020 . BY Stu Robarts
The National Maritime Museum of China is justified in its ‘landmark’ status. It is a remarkable building borne of a remarkable process.
– Brendan Gaffney
The National Maritime Museum of China, designed by COX Architecture, has opened in Tianjin after a six-year design and construction process.

Covering an area of 80,000sq m (860,000sq ft) on the waterfront, the three-storey museum comprises four long main volumes that are joined together by interconnected spaces.

This design was inspired by ideas of jumping carp, corals, starfish, moored ships and an open palm.

The volumes cantilever and fan out over the water, with an overhang of 42m (138ft) at one point, and contain six display areas and 15 exhibition halls.

Parametric computer modelling was used to resolve the scale and detail of the project, geometric algorithms to determine the curvature of the building's shell and its related cladding system and physical models to understand its human scale.

The sophisticated form is wrapped in an aluminium and glazed façade, while geothermal energy drawn from 100m (330ft) below is the primary source of power for the building.

Brendan Gaffney, national director of COX, said: "The National Maritime Museum of China is justified in its ‘landmark’ status. It is a remarkable building borne of a remarkable process.

"It is a project that’s totally at home on the global stage. It is testament to the commitment of our open-minded and collaborative client and to our team, whose talent and tenacity in equal measure ensured this building stayed true to its vision in every possible detail."
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The building contains six display areas and 15 exhibition halls Credit: Terrence Zhang
Physical models were used to understand the human scale of the design Credit: Terrence Zhang
The building is wrapped in an aluminium and glazed façade Credit: Terrence Zhang
The design was inspired by ideas of jumping carp, corals, starfish, moored ships and an open palm Credit: Terrence Zhang
Parametric computer modelling was used to resolve the scale and detail of the project Credit: Terrence Zhang
There is a maximum overhang of 42m (138ft) at one point Credit: Terrence Zhang
Its volumes cantilever and fan out over the water Credit: Terrence Zhang
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COX's parametrically-designed maritime museum opens in China
POSTED 18 Mar 2020 . BY Stu Robarts
The National Maritime Museum of China is justified in its ‘landmark’ status. It is a remarkable building borne of a remarkable process.
– Brendan Gaffney
The National Maritime Museum of China, designed by COX Architecture, has opened in Tianjin after a six-year design and construction process.

Covering an area of 80,000sq m (860,000sq ft) on the waterfront, the three-storey museum comprises four long main volumes that are joined together by interconnected spaces.

This design was inspired by ideas of jumping carp, corals, starfish, moored ships and an open palm.

The volumes cantilever and fan out over the water, with an overhang of 42m (138ft) at one point, and contain six display areas and 15 exhibition halls.

Parametric computer modelling was used to resolve the scale and detail of the project, geometric algorithms to determine the curvature of the building's shell and its related cladding system and physical models to understand its human scale.

The sophisticated form is wrapped in an aluminium and glazed façade, while geothermal energy drawn from 100m (330ft) below is the primary source of power for the building.

Brendan Gaffney, national director of COX, said: "The National Maritime Museum of China is justified in its ‘landmark’ status. It is a remarkable building borne of a remarkable process.

"It is a project that’s totally at home on the global stage. It is testament to the commitment of our open-minded and collaborative client and to our team, whose talent and tenacity in equal measure ensured this building stayed true to its vision in every possible detail."
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The building contains six display areas and 15 exhibition halls Credit: Terrence Zhang
Physical models were used to understand the human scale of the design Credit: Terrence Zhang
The building is wrapped in an aluminium and glazed façade Credit: Terrence Zhang
The design was inspired by ideas of jumping carp, corals, starfish, moored ships and an open palm Credit: Terrence Zhang
Parametric computer modelling was used to resolve the scale and detail of the project Credit: Terrence Zhang
There is a maximum overhang of 42m (138ft) at one point Credit: Terrence Zhang
Its volumes cantilever and fan out over the water Credit: Terrence Zhang
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