Rocco Design Architects have completed a fascinating new work of architecture in China’s Guangzhou province, the Guangdong Museum of Art. The rectangular structure of the museum appears almost alien in nature, with a sliced and cut facade featuring random indentation accents. The museum doesn’t feel like a work of municipal architecture, but a concept of science fiction come to life.
Visitors enter the Guangdong Musuem through a stone-paved depression on its central lawn. Inside, the design is slightly more conservative than its outer skin, filled with light from a large central skylight and styled in a contemporary fashion. Across its five stories, the museum features four exhibition halls which host over 130,000 exhibits. In all, an effective and visually striking piece of sculptural architecture.