Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek: Holm Architecture Office (HAO) and Archiland International (AI) has unveiled their competition proposal for the Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek in Tianjin commissioned by the Tianjin Urban Planning Bureau.
Envisioned as part of a new media park slated for construction in the city, the building’s design is playful and contemporary, offering visitors a “series of unique spatial experiences.”
Each of the museum’s many programs is encapsulated in its own sphere, with pedestrian traffic directed between and around these by wide circulation paths. The importance of allowing an individual path for exploration of the building is done through overlap and interconnection of floorplans.
In section the project combines spherical forms with more conventional floor slabs and atrium spaces. As HAO founder Jens Holm describing “interactive surfaces and an expressive, bubbling interior [that] provides an immersive experience as rich as the 3D media it is built for.”
Combining architectural design with state of the art projection capabilities, the Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek hopes to be the fulcrum of the upcoming Bolong Film Festival, and house the James Cameron Avatar Experience Centre.
The sprawling project has a total footprint of 74 000-square-meters, and will facilitate movie, media, and 3D projection alongside other entertainment, conference, and office facilities.