The Project Team Roland Snooks (Design Director) + Robert Stuart-Smith (Design Director) and other associates, according to their “National Art Museum of China” competition entry through appropriate algorithms, detailed geometrical calculations, scripting and optimization of geometry, succeeded in transforming efficiently their prime diverse & complex geometries into an astounding construction.

Arch2o-National art museum of China  Studio Roland Snooks (16)

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Through high-tech programmes that associate with precise computational design, they tried to diffuse the nature of chosen geometry through the proportions of the cloud.

Arch2o-National art museum of China  Studio Roland Snooks (17)

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The outcome is an amorphous form, in juxtaposition to the historic atmosphere of the surrounding Beijing Olympic site. The intricate geometrical combinations they adopted are considered as discrete ways of representing sophisticated designs.

Arch2o-National art museum of China  Studio Roland Snooks (19)

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The primary galleries are located in a continuous series of interlinking cement beams wrapped in the cloud skin. The resulting intermediate space functions as circulation & spontaneous exhibition zones for structures, installations and sculptures .

By Depy Charalampidou

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