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Guangdong Museum of Art by Rocco Design Architects

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.

Guangdong Museum Gallery