Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept \ 10 Design

• January 7, 2012

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept, render courtesy 10 Design

The planning museum is envisioned to be a new civic sculpture for the city located at the heart of the main the governmental district. The sculptural nature of the building ties to the existing network of sculptural elements and parks placed throughout the city. The building becomes a technological bloom as the massing opens towards the main parks to the west.

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept, render courtesy 10 Design

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept, render courtesy 10 Design

The form of the building takes inspiration from the nautical influences and seeks to become a symbol of technological progress and green evolution. The building uses a photocatalytic nano-coating of Titanium Dioxide on the outer zinc rain screen to neutralize air pollution and remove dirt. The cleansing reaction is maintained 24 hours a day by using UV lights on the façade at night which are powered by PV cells. The lighting scheme will be symbolic of a blooming flower- the main golden glow facing west towards the government buildings and the CBD.

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept, render courtesy 10 Design

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept, render courtesy 10 Design

The inner aluminum façade layer uses a polymer coating that increases insulation values by 10-20 percent, and provides marine and fungal resistance. These nano-coatings are really nothing more than simple paints and will provide dramatic performance with minimal cost. The use of the self-cleaning nano-coating on the façade will keep the skin clean of all dirt and organic stains for years without any maintenance.

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept - Exploded axonometric, diagram courtesy 10 Design

The building also minimizes east west facades and pulls all entries away from the northern winds to maximize passive solar ideas. The government hopes the project will inspire green ideas and further sustainable design in the city.

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Dalian Museum Competition Design Concept - Elevations, drawing courtesy 10 Design

+ Project facts

Architects: 10 Design | www.10design.co
Location: Dalian, China
Year: 2011
Design Team: Ted givens, Peby Pratama, Adrian Yau, Audrey Ma, Laura Rusconi Clerici, Shane Dale
Landscape Design: Ewa Koter
Client: Dalian Planning Bureau

+ All images and drawings courtesy 10 Design

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Category: Architecture, Culture

Comments (4)

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  1. Jonathan Sudler says:

    As beautiful as this architecture is, the article is lacking in basic information: in what city/country will the structure be built? In this digital age with articles being published and rebroadcast across the web the basics of good journalism are even more important (eg. Who, What, When, Where, Why and How).

  2. William says:

    Jonathan, did you miss the big part of the article where it said DALIAN, CHINA?

  3. Don says:

    yes, it is in project facts

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