Daily Dose: Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum

Add to TwitterThe Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum in Nanjing was winning awards before it was even completed, as early as 2006. More recently, it was chosen by ArchDaily as the 2009 Building of the Year. It is faced with travertine natural stone and a large glass roofed area links the two U-shaped buildings, providing a spacious and exposed entryway.

Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum; Image courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum Entryway; Image courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

The light-colored stone and offset vertical windows lend an airiness to an otherwise solid structure. Designers KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten were also the minds behind the National Library of China in Beijing.

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Sources:
http://www.archdaily.com/52446/nanjing-art-museum-ksp-jurgen-engel-architekten/
http://www.ksp-architekten.de/
Images:
http://www.ksp-architekten.de/

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