Dingli Art Museum ATR Atelier
A look at the whole museum complex tells a kind of historical story of working with stone and material in general.
The office building located to the East has a classic look to it with the extensive use of the Corinthian order.The West wing which houses the new reception centre is open and expresses a modernist language. The main museum building is a play of stone and glass. The huge stones are stacked on each other in a form of a weave creating a dynamic façade that contrasts the solid unity of the cubic volumetry.
The interior space of the museum is symmetrical, housing a round patio in the centre and four exhibition rooms at the corners. The interior spaces contrast drastically the exterior look of the building as the express a kind of lightness from the openness and natural lighting.
The use of stone in this museum is locally inspired as Chongwu is famus for its stone aand is best known as the ancient stone city of China.
By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu
Courtesy of ATR Atelier